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Peru: Judiciary imposes travel ban on ex-President Alan Garcia

12:39 | Lima, Nov. 18.

Peruvian Judge Juan Carlos Sanchez has approved Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez's request to forbid former President Alan Garcia from leaving the Inca country for 18 months.

"The Court warns there is enough evidence supporting the illegal acts the Prosecutor is investigating," Sanchez expressed. 

Likewise, the proof presented by the Prosecutor is within the framework of the current collaborative process existing with Odebrecht


As is known, Brazilian construction giant and corruption-tainted Odebrecht allegedly paid bribes to secure the Lima Metro Line 1 contract during Garcia's presidency (2006-2011).

So far, the highest-ranking Garcia administration official implicated in the corruption case is former Deputy Communications Minister Jorge Cuba, who remains jailed pending trial for having received money from Odebrecht.


Alan Garcia served as President of Peru between 1985-1990 and 2006-2011.

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Published: 11/18/2018
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