Israeli businessman Yossi Maiman signed a state witness agreement with the Peruvian State Attorney’s Office and will be testifying against former president Alejandro Toledo.
Peru has been informed by US authorities that they are not planning to keep former Peru President Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted in connection with a corruption probe, from boarding a flight to Israel from California on Sunday, a source in Peru’s Interior Ministry has said.
The fallout from a massive bribery scandal that helped to bring down a Brazilian president is spreading across Latin America, threatening to engulf leaders from Panama to Peru.
LIMA, Peru—A judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo as part of a regionwide corruption scandal tied to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht SA.
The prosecutor investigating the case of bribery against Brazil’s giant Odebrecht conglomerate in Peru will ask for the preventive detention of former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo for suspected influence peddling and money laundering.
Israeli businessman Yossi Maiman is suspected of serving as an intermediary for a $20-million bribe to former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo.
Prosecutors in Peru will order the arrest of former President Alejandro Toledo after discovering millions of dollars in what they say are bribes paid in exchange for steering public contracts.