The Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Vicente Zeballos, assured that the Peruvian State has hired a law firm to follow the process of extradition of Alejandro Toledo in the United States since February 2 of this year.
“This, as part of his presentation before the plenary session of the Congress to answer the interpellation motion that included, for the most part, questions related to the effective collaboration agreement signed by the Public Ministry with Odebrecht”, said El Comercio.
Zeballos commented that, according to the norms of the judicial system of the United States, a prosecutor of that country is in charge of representing the interests of the Peruvian State before the judges who will evaluate the extradition booklet against Alejandro Toledo.
Currently, the request to extradite Toledo is in the Department of Justice of the United States, after having received the approval of the State Department, Zeballos informed.
Ex-President Toledo remains a fugitive from the Peruvian justice system since 2017, when 18 months of preventive detention were ordered against him as part of the investigation into the alleged payments of Odebrecht bribes to obtain tenders for the Southern Interoceanic Highway.
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