(Bloomberg) — Peru’s former President Alejandro Toledo was granted a brief reprieve on his extradition from the US to Peru, which intends to attempt him on trial on corruption expenses.
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US District Decide Laurel Beeler in San Francisco put Toledo’s extradition off for one week to provide him an opportunity to ask the ninth US Circuit Court docket of Appeals for an extended keep. The appeals court docket had earlier rejected Toledo’s request for a keep whereas he challenged the extradition.
Toledo, who lives in California, is needed in Peru on allegations of negotiating bribes with the Brazilian conglomerate then often called Odebrecht when he was president between 2001 and 2006. The allegations are a part of a sprawling internet of graft that turned often called Automotive Wash, involving Odebrecht’s operations in a lot of Latin America.
A US choose had cleared Toledo’s extradition in September 2021 and the State Division granted Peru’s extradition request on Tuesday.
Toledo has appealed the extradition and a choice from the ninth Circuit is pending.
The US requested a Justice of the Peace choose in San Francisco Wednesday to revoke Toledo’s bail so he could possibly be taken into custody and despatched to Peru. The choose on Thursday gave Toledo till March 1 to reply to the US request.
The case is Toledo Manrique v. O’Keefe, 21-cv-08395, US District Court docket, Northern District of California (San Francisco).
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