Peru's Public Ministry: U.S. has granted extradition of former President Alejandro Toledo

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22:00 | Lima, Feb. 21.

The Peruvian Attorney General's Office, as the main authority in extradition matters, on Tuesday evening reported it has learned that the United States Department of State granted the extradition of former President Alejandro Toledo to Peru —for the crimes of collusion and money laundering.

In this regard, the Department for International Judicial Cooperation and Extraditions of the Attorney General's Office has been coordinating with national and foreign authorities for the upcoming execution of his extradition.

Alejandro Toledo —who resides in the U.S.— is being investigated by the Peruvian justice for having allegedly received a bribe worth nearly US$32 million from the Brazilian Odebrecht company to favor it in the bidding for the Interoceanic Highway while he was President of the Republic (2001-2006).

On February 8, 2017, Peruvian Judge Richard Concepcion Carhuancho ordered 18-month preventive detention for Toledo, as well as his international capture.

On December 28, 2017, the Attorney General's Office presented before Judge Concepcion Carhuancho the request for the extradition of Alejandro Toledo.

On February 19, 2018, the magistrate accepted said request and submitted the extradition file to the Supreme Court.


Published: 2/21/2023
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