Last Sunday, former Peruvian President, Alejandro Toledo was arrested for public intoxication and spent the night in jail in California, United States.
Toledo was released on Monday after being arrested the previous night at a restaurant near the San Francisco Bay Area, said Voa News.
“Toledo was released without charges Monday morning, which Blankswade said is routine for most public drunkenness arrests. Toledo was Peru’s president from 2001 to 2006 and moved to Northern California shortly after leaving office to work and study at Stanford University in Palo Alto, according to a 2007 San Francisco Chronicle report”, the aforementioned media said.
In 2017, Peruvian officials announced they were seeking to arrest Toledo and $30,000 US dollars are being offered as a reward for his capture. The prosecution is accusing him of taking $20 million US dollars in bribes from the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht while he served as president.
“Peru is seeking Toledo’s extradition from the US in February 2017, then-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski asked President Donald Trump to deport the ex-Peruvian president”, Voa News explained.
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