Eliane Karp, Toledo’s wife leaves the US

Lima (BLAZETRENDS).- The wife of former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), Eliane Karp, left the United States, where they both resided, for Israel, confirmed the Prime Minister of Peru, Alberto Otárola, who recalled that it is required by the justice of the Andean country for a case of alleged corruption.

“We have received information from the United States that, this May 10, Mrs. Eliane Karp has taken a flight to Israel,” Otárola announced to the press, indicating that the Belgian citizen is required by the Peruvian justice system, which requested USA his extradition.

The former first lady has a preventive detention order for the money laundering case in the so-called Ecoteva case, opened in 2013 as a result of the million-dollar purchase of real estate in the name of Karp’s mother, Eva Fernerburg, through a company with that name.

The Prime Minister of Peru, Alberto Otarola, in a file image. BLAZETRENDS/Sebastian Castañeda POOL

“We will follow up on the case through the Foreign Ministry without failing to report that the citizen Eliane Karp is required by the Peruvian Justice to be prosecuted for the alleged commission of the crime of money laundering,” said the prime minister outside the Palace of government.

He affirmed that “it is up to the Peruvian Government to support all the authorities and autonomous organizations for the fulfillment of their institutional purposes.”

Karp used his Israeli passport

He also explained that Karp used his Israeli passport and that it was the United States Department of Justice who informed the Andean country through the Peruvian embassy.

The Minister of Justice of Peru, Daniel Maurate, assured on April 24 that the extradition of the former first lady is in the hands of the United States.

File image of Eliane Karp, wife of former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo. BLAZETRENDS/Miguel Rajmil

“We do our part, which is basically to promote the extradition file (…) It is up to the United States officials to do what is appropriate. We, here in Peru, have complied,” said Maurate.

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In 2013 and as a result of the million-dollar purchase of real estate in the name of Fernerburg, and through the company Ecoteva, the Public Ministry investigated the family for an alleged crime of money laundering.

Toledo, who was extradited by the US to Peru last April, always according to the prosecution’s accusation, obtained bribes for more than 30 million dollars from Obebrecht in exchange for the concession of sections 2 and 3 of the Interoceanic Highway .

The Public Ministry considers that part of that money was allegedly transferred to the Ecoteva company.

To date, it remains in force at the request of Judge Mario Guerra Bonifacio made in 2017 for which he ordered 18 months of preventive detention against Karp and Toledo.

For the crime of money laundering, the Peruvian Justice requests sentences of 16 years and 8 months in prison.

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