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Peru: Money laundering probe opened against ex-Presidents Kuczynski, Garcia and Toledo

10:25 | Lima, Jun. 11.

Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez on Sunday opened a preliminary investigation for money laundering on former Presidents Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018), Alan Garcia (1985-1990; 2006-2011), and Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006).

Via Twitter, the Public Ministry stated the money laundering probe involves Kuczynski-appointed Ambassador Susana de la PuenteToledo's ex-security team Chief Avraham Dan On, and Garcia's former Interior Minister Luis Alva Castro.


Ordered last week, the investigation stems from the questioning of former Odebrecht head in Peru, Jorge Barata —conducted last February in Brazil by Peruvian prosecutors. 

Barata's statements referred to bribes —disguised as campaign funds— that Odebrecht allegedly paid to political groups.

"All parties have been notified of respective provisions, including the scheduling of several procedures," the Public Ministry reported.

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Published: 6/11/2018
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