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Peru: Judicial Branch files formal extradition request for ex-President Toledo


Ex presidente Alejandro Toledo en la cumbre APEC 2016. Foto: ANDINA/Dante Zegarra

Ex presidente Alejandro Toledo en la cumbre APEC 2016. Foto: ANDINA/Dante Zegarra

19:18 | Lima, Feb. 19.

The Judicial Power on Monday filed a formal extradition request to the United States for former President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) over crimes of influence peddling, collusion, and money laundering.

Via Twitter, the Judicial Branch informed this action was taken by the First Preparatory Investigation Court.

On February 7, the Public Ministry ruled out the Toledo extradition request —submitted on December 29, 2017— had been returned by said judicial body.

It must be noted this petition is based on crimes of influence peddling, collusion, and money laundering linked to the South Interoceanic Highway Project, stretches 2 and 3.

Toledo —who currently resides in the United States— has an 18-month pre-trial arrest warrant pending against him. It was issued in February 2017 for having allegedly received a US$20-million bribe from
Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

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Published: 2/19/2018