“US refuses to cooperate with extradition ex-president of Peru

“US refuses to cooperate with extradition ex-president of Peru

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The United States refuse according to sources within the Peruvian ministry of the Interior to cooperate with the arrest and extradition of ex-president Alejandro Toledo.

Toledo is being sought in connection with a omkopingszaak and is probably to the US, traveled where he was a flight wants to take from San Francisco to Israel, spokesmen of the Peruvian government.

The US has an extradition treaty with Peru, but Israel is not. According to the Peruvian public ministry, Interpol 190 countries warned to Toledo to help find, but he is not on the list of wanted persons.

According to the Peruvian court to Toledo in each case for eighteen months the cell in order for prosecutors to further research into the corruptiezaak which translated about 20 million euros would have been involved.

That Toledo Israel as a travel destination to choose also because the woman of Toledo, an Israeli citizen. Also is Toledo a good friend of the controversial Israeli businessman Yosef Maiman, who also omkopingszaak is called.


Toledo should be put in jail because he is “the high office of the presidency has abused an illegal pact to join the sell of a project for the construction of a highway,” concluded the judge. The international construction company Odebrecht has admitted to the bribes to, among others, in Toledo to have given in exchange for a commission.

Toledo, who was president between 2001 and 2006, denied last week any involvement. He stayed at that time in France and would from there to the US have travelled. His lawyer told local media that his client has advised not to return to Peru.

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