U.S. Judge to assess ex-Peru President Toledo's probation request

Photo: EFE

Photo: EFE

11:12 | San Francisco (U.S.), Oct. 18.

United States Magistrate Judge Thomas Hixson on Thursday ordered ex-Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo to remain at Maguire Correctional Facility in San Mateo County, California, while the court assesses if he will face his extradition process on probation.

On October 29, another judge will evaluate the guarantees presented by Toledo's defense —led by lawyer Graham Archer— in order to decide if he is released on probation. 

The ex-Head of State had been imprisoned in a solitary cell —to guarantee his safety— at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, also in the State of California.

At Maguire Correctional Facility, Toledo can now go to the yard and have access to entertainment. 

Furthermore, in a statement sent to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Assistant U.S. Attorney Elise LaPunzina pointed out Toledo himself had asked for the special security measures in jail, which included solitary confinement. 


Published: 10/18/2019
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