Prosecutors ask Peru judge to keep ex-president behind bars
15 Apr 2019

AP — Prosecutors in Peru are asking a judge to keep former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski behind bars as he is investigated for suspected money laundering related to Latin America’s biggest graft scandal.

Deputy prosecutor Hernan Mendoza made the request Monday morning, saying the former Wall Street banker should remain detained as investigators probe his alleged illegal activity as a minister over a decade ago.

Kuczynski resigned last year after opposition lawmakers revealed his private consulting firm had received $782,000 in previously undisclosed payments from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Odebrecht has admitted to paying nearly $800 million in bribes to secure lucrative public works contracts throughout Latin America.

Read more at the Associated Press

Photo: Galería del Ministerio de Defensa del Perú [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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