The United States authorizes the extradition of former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo | He has lived in the United States since 2017 and was arrested in 2019 for corruption

Former President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), may be extradited to his country as judged by American justice. in Peru, Ex-president stands trial for corruption in case drawn from Lava Jato, which investigates the payment of bribes in exchange for public works by construction companies.

“The court certifies to the Secretary of State that the evidence relating to the (Toledo) crime is sufficient to support charges under the (extradition) treaty between Peru and the United States.”, indicated the decision of the judge in charge of the case, Thomas Hickson, California State Justice of the Peace. The decision is now up to the Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, who must decide whether to carry out the ex-president of Peru’s extradition.

as The Prosecutor Coordinating the Special Panel on the Lava Jato Case in Peru, Rafael Villa, It is unlikely that Blinken would have had a different assessment of the extradition, although he did not rule out that the Toledo defense had resorted to other legal mechanisms to try to delay or stop his extradition to his country.

Alejandro Toledo has been living in the United States since 2017. Peru’s attorney general is charging him with an alleged money laundering crime after he received nearly $35 million from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. in exchange for public works privileges during his tenure. In July 2019, US authorities arrested the former president after requesting an extradition from Peru. He was imprisoned for eight months for a possible escape, then served a period of house arrest.

The President of the First National Pre-Trial Chamber, Richard Concepcion Carhuancho, stated that on October 21 control of the accusation of alleged corruption against Toledo will begin in a virtual hearing. Meanwhile, the former president has informed that he will seek a subpoena from North American Justice, the only legal avenue remaining after Judge Hickson’s sentencing. Toledo said he would do “everything inside and outside the country” to restore his wife’s name, his name and his family’s name.

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