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Extradited from the United States, former President Alejandro Toledo, who is imprisoned in Lima

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Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, under investigation for corruption and money laundering in the context of the Odebrecht scandal, was imprisoned Sunday, April 23, in a Lima prison after extradition from the United States.

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He was the former president He will be placed at the disposal of the Institute of Prisons, which will transfer him to Barbadillo Prison, where he will be held for 18 months.He said on Twitter that the judiciary refused the house arrest requested by the accused.

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The visibly weary ex-president

Alejandro Toledo, 77 and suffering from cancer according to his lawyer, arrived on a plane from Los Angeles in the custody of Interpol agents.

Former presidents Pedro Castillo (2021-2022) and Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) were transferred to Barbadillo prison at night by helicopter.

Upon his arrival in Lima, the authorities conducted a medical examination and he was brought before a judge for a hearing to verify his identity.

He appeared exhausted in the footage broadcasted by Al-Jadaa TV.

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Prosecutors are calling for a prison term of 20 years.

In 2019, the former president of the United States was arrested for corruption in Peru. He has since been under house arrest in his California home with an electronic bracelet.

The former Peruvian strongman, who ruled from 2001 to 2006, is suspected of collecting tens of millions of dollars from the Brazilian construction group Odebrecht, at the center of a vast scandal in South America, in exchange for public contracts.

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Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of 20 years and 6 months for Alejandro Toledo, who admitted that Odebrecht paid at least $34 million and that he received part of that sum.

However, he claims his innocence, saying that it was the now-deceased businessman, Joseph Maiman, who took charge of the transactions, according to Peruvian media.

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Detect his health

Alejandro Toledo’s lawyer, Roberto Su, told reporters in Lima on Sunday that his client had cancer “many diseases”without going into further details.

Outside the crossing, about twenty supporters of the former president gathered, carrying white flags with writing on them “accused without evidence”.

Pedro Toledo, one of the former president’s nine siblings, insisted and pleaded for his ill health “fair trial”.

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