Peru makes another push for US to extradite ex-president

February 16, 2017 05:27


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LIMA - Peru refiled its request for US authorities to detain and extradite fugitive ex-president Alejandro Toledo on Wednesday, as two other former leaders of the Andean nation vowed to cooperate with a fast-growing graft inquiry.

The United States declined to try to apprehend Toledo when authorities believed he was in California last week, asking Peru's judiciary for stronger proof that he took $20 million in bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, Peru has said.

Toledo has denied wrongdoing and insists he is not on the run. But he has declined to give his whereabouts since a judge ordered his arrest last week, arguing that the judiciary is biased.

Odebrecht has acknowledged distributing hundreds of millions in bribes across Latin America - spurring inquiries from Peru to Panama in Latin America's biggest region-wide graft scandal.

Peru sent the United States additional information on the investigation on Wednesday, the attorney general's office said.

The US Justice Department declined to comment, saying it generally does not discuss extradition-related matters publicly.

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