LIMA, FEBRUARY 24 – A California court has temporarily suspended the extradition trial to Peru, approved by the United States justice, of former president Alejandro Toledo, accused of crimes of collusion and money laundering. In this regard, Judge Laurel Beeler of the Northern District Court of California, writes the Republica newspaper today, temporarily suspended the Toledo extradition process for seven days, already approved by the State Department. The magistrate also conditioned the measure on the presentation by the former Peruvian head of state, who is accused of having received a bribe of 31 million dollars from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, of a specific request to the court where he is being examined, in a hearing scheduled for March 6, his appeal for ‘habeas corpus’ for irregularities in the extradition process. The Peruvian justice awaits Toledo’s return to his home country, who must be tried for alleged financial irregularities in the tenders for sections 2 and 3 of the Interoceanic Highway that occurred under his presidency (2001-2006). (HANDLE).
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