Peru Judge Orders Arrest of Ex-President Toledo in Widening Odebrecht Corruption Scandal

From Pan Am Post

A Peruvian judge issued a national and international arrest warrant for former President Alejandro Toledo for allegedly being involved in the continent’s largest corruption case: receiving bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Toledo is alleged to have received at least $20 million in bribes from the Brazilian construction company.

The judge ordered the preliminary imprisonment of Toledo for 18 months while the investigation continues. With this, Toledo becomes the most significant political figure in Peru to be indicted in relation to the Odebrecht case.

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