The Peruvian public prosecutor has requested a prison sentence of 20 years and six months for former President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) for alleged involvement in the Odebrecht corruption scandal.
The prosecutor in the case, José Domingo Pérez, has asked Judge Richard Concepción to order Toledo nine years in prison for a collusion crime and another eleven years and six months for another money laundering crime.
Toledo is alleged to have received bribes of at least $ 35 million from Odebrecht to win the contract to build Sections 2 and 3 of the Interoceanic Highway.
The former president, who has also been investigated in other corruption cases, is under house arrest in the United States until his extradition procedure to Peru is decided. According to ‘Peru21’, the next hearing on his possible repatriation is scheduled for September 4th.
Former presidents Ollanta Humala and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, as well as opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, are also being investigated for the Odebrecht case, a scandal that is spreading its tentacles across the region.