A US federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the former president Peru, Alejandro Toledo, may be extradited to his country of origin, where he is wanted for crimes related to the corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
Northern California District Court Judge Thomas Hickson signed the order after Toledo battled his extradition in a lengthy process. Peru has been requesting extradition since 2018.
Toledo was arrested in the United States in 2019 Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in his country for an extradition request involving bribery. After some time he was presented for house arrest.
Peruvian prosecutors claim Toledo has been awarded 35 million . would have received odebrecht To favor him in various infrastructure works during his tenure between 2001-2006.
Hixon, in his 30-page order, said that the court had “heard and considered the evidence of the guilt and believed it to be a case of conspiracy and money laundering under the provisions of the extradition treaty between the United States and the Republic of America.” Enough to sustain the charges. Peru.”.
Toledo can appeal the decision. The extradition of the former president must be approved by the US State Department.
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