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Keiko Fujimori Returns to Peru Jail Pending Laundering Trial

Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori will be returned to jail while she’s investigated for money laundering, less than three months after she’d been freed by Peru’s top court on the grounds that her constitutional rights had been violated. In Tuesday’s ruling, the court said Fujimori should be arrested immediately and jailed… Read More

‘The Pendulum Has Swung Back’: Latin America’s Corruption Fight Stalls

The biggest corruption investigation in Latin America history began, humbly enough, at a Brazilian gas station, but as it steamrollered across the region, it took down top government officials and corporate titans alike. For those caught up in the scandal, it was a moment of reckoning. For ordinary citizens, it… Read More

Scots link claimed in Peruvian bribery scandal

A former president of Peru is alleged to have benefited from a “massive” multimillion pound bribery scheme which saw more than £13 million wired to a Scotland-based firm, according to US prosecutors. Alejandro Toledo, who governed the South American nation from 2001 to 2006, was arrested in the US in… Read More
13th December 2019
There is no dispute that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act grants the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission broad jurisdiction to enforce the statute’s prohibition against bribery of foreign government officials. But in a recent FCPA action against Quad/Graphics Inc. (Quad), the SEC seems to have used… Read More
24th September 2019
Western Hemisphere nations voted Monday to employ a regional treaty to impose sanctions against embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, accusing his regime of criminal activity including drug trafficking and money laundering. In a meeting convened by the Organization of American States, 16 of the 19 states party to the Inter-American… Read More
24th September 2019
Peruvian prosecutors on Monday seized two homes owned by disgraced former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, forced to step down last year over a bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Lima’s Superior Court approved the seizure following a request by prosecutors investigating Kuczynski for money laundering. “The seizure has been… Read More
12th August 2019
Five years ago, everything changed in Latin America—or so it seemed. Investigations into a money-laundering operation in Brazil beginning in 2014 revealed a massive bribery scheme involving energy and construction companies. The “Car Wash” scandal saw dozens jailed and billions of dollars in fines—and implicated politicians in Argentina, Colombia, Peru and… Read More
17th July 2019
Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States under an extradition order on Tuesday, the South American country’s public prosecutor’s office said in a post on its official Twitter account. Toledo, who governed from 2001 to 2006, is a fugitive from Peruvian justice for allegedly receiving $20… Read More
11th July 2019
Prosecutors in Peru have raided the home of former first lady Nadine Heredia in a sweeping operation linked to alleged corruption connected to a massive gas pipeline constructed by the disgraced multinational Odebrecht. The Heredia home was one of 26 properties targeted by anti-corruption forces probing corruption in the construction… Read More
6th June 2019
Peru’s Congress was set to continue debate on Wednesday ahead of a confidence vote on the government called by President Martin Vizcarra as part of his effort to pressure lawmakers to pass his anti-graft proposals. Debate in the unicameral legislature began on Tuesday and was suspended late in the evening… Read More
30th May 2019
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday threatened to dissolve Congress unless his anti-graft proposals are passed, raising the stakes in a power struggle with the opposition that could usher in a new period of political turmoil in one of Latin America’s most robust economies. Invoking a constitutional measure that allows… Read More
15th May 2019
A judge on Tuesday ordered Susana Villaran, the former mayor of the Peruvian capital Lima, to 18 months in pre-trial detention in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian construction companies Odebrecht and OAS. Judge Jorge Chavez said Villaran would seek to obstruct an ongoing corruption probe unless detained before trial,… Read More
8th May 2019
AP — Prosecutors in Peru alleged Tuesday that they have gathered overwhelming evidence implicating former President Ollanta Humala in Latin America’s biggest graft scandal and will seek a 20-year sentence for the former head of state. Prosecutor German Juarez told a judge that investigators have gathered some 1,500 files backing… Read More