Alejandro Toledo Extradition Formally Filed


The former President has been residing in the United States.

The First National Preparatory Investigation Court decided to request the judicial authorities of the United States the active extradition of former President Alejandro Toledo Manrique, investigated for the alleged crimes of influence peddling, collusion and money laundering to the detriment of the State.

This was informed by El Peruano, adding that the Peruvian court will elaborate the certified copies for the extradition, as well as any other relevant document that will be useful for this process.

The file “will be sent to the Supreme Court of Justice that will review the request, as the last instance corresponding to the judicial scope”, informed El Peruano.

In his decision, the judge in charge of the case, Richard Concepción Carhuancho, invoked the Extradition Treaty between the Republic of Peru and the United States, as well as the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

Concepción Carhuancho also noted that the request meets the requirement of the principle of double criminality, because the factual facts attributed qualify as crimes in both Peru and the United States.

As for the time limits, judge Concepción Carhuancho said that they are sustained. “16 years in case of influence peddling, 20 years applicable to the crime of collusion and 15 years to the crime of money laundering.”, informed El Peruano today.

Toledo has a capture order and has been a fugitive from justice in Peru since 2017, residing in the United States.

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