Foreign Minister César Landa signed the agreement between Peru and the United States to repatriate money confiscated from former President Alejandro Toledo amounting to 686,505.14 dollars. According to the Foreign Ministry, the document was signed last Friday and will be sent tomorrow, Monday, February 14, for the signature of the US authorities and its consequent entry into force.
The Justice of the United States decided in September 2021 that Alejandro Toledo can be extradited, having found sufficient evidence to justify the request of the Peruvian Government to be repatriated. The amount repatriated will be delivered to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to be used to strengthen its functions of recovery of assets at the international level that are the product of acts of corruption.
The document will be sent on Monday for the signature of the US authorities and its consequent entry into force,” the Peruvian Foreign Ministry said on its Twitter account. He also shared a letter from former Foreign Minister Óscar Maúrtua, in which he pronounces on the article published in the media that affirmed that his person “did not sign an agreement to repatriate money seized from Alejandro Toledo” while he was in office.
According to Maúrtua, he was going to sign the document after the stages of the process between the two nations were completed. However, he left office on February 1 following the announcement of the change of Ministerial Cabinet.
Location of Alejandro Toledo
The US justice system decided in September 2021 that Alejandro Toledo can be extradited, having found sufficient evidence to justify his repatriation requested by the Peruvian government.
The former head of state is being prosecuted by the courts for alleged crimes of money laundering, collusion, and influence peddling for having allegedly received a bribe of US$ 35 million from the Odebrecht company to favor it with the tender for the Interoceanic Highway.
The former president is being prosecuted for alleged crimes of money laundering, collusion, and influence peddling for having allegedly received a bribe of 35 million dollars from the Odebrecht company to favor it with the tender for the interoceanic highway.
For this case, the prosecutor José Domingo Pérez Gómez requested 20 years and 6 months in prison against the former president. Likewise, Alejandro Toledo faces another extradition process from the United States for the Ecoteva case, along with his wife Eliane Karp. In this regard, senior prosecutor Rafael Vela requested that the former president and his wife be sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison.