Supreme Court Approved Extradition Request for Alejandro Toledo

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The elements of evidence presented at the extradition request were strong enough to approve the extradition from the United States.

The Supreme Court approved unanimously the extradition request for the ex-president Alejandro Toledo, with the objective for him to respond to the Peruvian justice for the alleged $20 million US dollar bribe he received from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in exchange of the tender for sections II and III of the Interoceanic Highway.

Alejandro Toledo is investigated by the Special Anti-Corruption Team of the Lava Jato Case for the alleged crimes of asset laundering, collusion, and influence peddling, informed today El Comercio.

The ex-President, “who is a US citizen since 2013, is accused of belonging to a criminal organization led by the Brazilian firm Odebrecht, which he would have favored through various measures that managed to hinder the intervention and competition of third companies in the public tender of the road”, wrote this news website.

The bribery was confirmed by the aspiring effective collaborators, the former director of Odebrecht in Peru Jorge Barata and the Peruvian-Israeli businessman Josef Maiman.

Barata said recently that, at the request of Alejandro Toledo, he delivered the money to Maiman’s accounts in the period between 2006 to 2010. This money allegedly ended at the “offshore” Ecoteva Consulting Group, used by the Belgian citizen Eva Fernenbug, who is Toledo’s mother-in-law, for the purchase of a house and an office, in Surco, Peru.

These and other elements of evidence were enough to support the extradition request from the United States.

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