President Alejandro Toledo Extradited From The United States

In this photo released by Peru’s National Police officers escort former President Alejandro Toledo upon his arrival, extradited from the United States, to the airport in Lima, Sunday, April 23, 2023. Toledo will face charges for allegedly receiving bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for awarding public works contract while in office between 2001 and 2006.InternationalIndiaAfricaBUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has been extradited from the United States to his homeland to face an 18-month pre-trial detention in the case of bribery, Peruvian radio RPP reported on Sunday. Toledo served as president from 2001-2006. According to an investigation in Peru, his activities as head of state may have contributed to the passage of a law that amended the tender rules so that Brazilian construction company Odebrecht could win a series of contracts worth $500 million. The total amount of bribes allegedly received by Toledo is estimated at $20 million. In this regard, the politician could face 20 years and eight months in prison.

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