Sunday, February 12, the radio station Galei Tzahal reported that the former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo left the USA and is on its way to Israel. According to published information, his arrival in Israel is expected at about 21:00.
Similar information published site Ynet, citing foreign news agencies. It is reported that the name of the ex-President of Peru, appears in the list of passengers of the flight that left in the morning Israeli time from San Francisco to tel Aviv.
No official source confirms this information.
Toledo, in respect of which the order of detention, intends to take refuge in Israel from his wife’s relatives, involve the media.
As noted by «Galey TSAHAL», between Peru and Israel has no extradition agreement.
Alejandro Toledo accused of accepting $ 20 million for the promotion of the interests of the Brazilian company Odebrecht, who built roads in Peru. According to radio station «Reshet bet», on the same case are two Israelis.
Peruvian media, discussing possible further steps the former President, said that he might try to hide in Israel. Eliane Karp-Toledo, the wife of Alejandro Toledo, a citizen of Israel, so journalists have suggested that the couple could go to the Jewish state. In 2006 it was reported that the Prosecutor’s office was going to be the Carp on suspicion of unlawful use of public funds — expensive dresses, which paid for the office of President. Karp argued that her husband bought her dresses at his own expense.
A former member of the Congress of Peru David Weisman said Toledo, unlike his wife, does not have Israeli citizenship and, most likely, Israel on request will give him the Peruvian authorities, wrote about the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio. Although between Peru and Israel have agreements on extradition, this does not mean that the Israeli side will automatically refuse to send Toledo, says Weissman. He recalled that in the past, Lima has given Jerusalem a wanted criminal.
Toledo was President of Peru from 2001 to 2006. Suspected, Odebrecht paid him a bribe for the right to build a railroad from the Pacific coast of Peru up to the Brazilian border. The company Odebrecht has previously acknowledged that it paid about $ 800 million different Latin American policies for the promotion of their interests. In particular, the $ 29 million the company paid the Peruvian senior officials in the period from 2005 to 2014.
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