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Former President Alejandro Toledo arrives in Peru extradited by the United States

With police on each side and under heavy media coverage, former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) arrived in Peru this Sunday after being extradited from the United States.

Toledo will be tried for the alleged millionaire bribes from the Odebrecht company in order to be awarded the construction of two sections of the southern Interoceanic highway, an important road connection between Peru and Brazil.

The ex-president got off the plane in handcuffs, after being handed over by the United States marshals to the agents of the Peruvian National Police, and taken to the Police Aviation Directorate (DIPA) near the Jorge Chavez airport

Sued by the Peruvian Justice since 2017, the founder of the Peru Posible party is accused of having allegedly received some 35 million dollars from the Odebrecht company, after favoring it in the bidding for contracts for the construction of the South Interoceanic Route that connects Peru with Brazil .

The Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office has requested for him sentences of 20 years and 6 months in prison for the concession of sections 2 and 3 of this highway; 35 years for section 4, and 16 years and 8 months for alleged money laundering in the Ecoteva Case.

The politician popularly known as “El Cholo” has exhausted all available resources and legal figures to avoid his extradition and remain under house arrest.

Last Wednesday, federal judge Thomas S. Hixson, of the Northern District Court of California, ordered that he turn himself in to execute his extradition to Peru, to which the US Department of State had given the green light two months earlier.

Source: Euronews Espanol

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