The US rejects the ‘urgency motion’ of the former president of Peru Alejandro Toledo

The District Court of Columbia, in the United States, has rejected the “urgency motion” presented this Thursday by former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo as a last resort in order to avoid extradition to Peru ordered by another US judge for this Friday.

Toledo must surrender this Friday at 09:00 (local time) to the Californian authorities, after Judge Beryl Howell, of the District Court of Columbia, has denied the request of Toledo’s lawyer, with which he requested through a ‘ motion of urgency’ the suspension of his detention in the United States and extradition to Peru.

Magistrate Thomas Hixson, of the Northern District Court of California, had confirmed the extradition order on Wednesday, and hours later the Toledo team of lawyers assured that the former president would turn himself in to the authorities this Friday, in addition to reporting that he suffers from cancer. .

Toledo’s team has filed appeals on several occasions to try to avoid his extradition, all of which have been rejected. With this last request also denied, the United States ratifies the extradition of the former president.

The Peruvian authorities allege that Toledo received bribes from the construction company Odebrecht in exchange for the company being favored in the tender for works on the Interoceanic highway, something he denies. In total, the Prosecutor’s Office requested 55 years in prison, while in the Ecoteva case, he has claimed 16 years and eight months for alleged money laundering.

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