Alejandro Toledo: Peru ex-president arrested in US

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Alejandro Toledo was the president of Peru from 2001 to 2006
Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo has been arrested in the US, the Peruvian authorities say.The chief prosecutor's office said his arrest was in connection with an extradition request issued in March last year.Mr Toledo is accused of taking $20m in bribes from the Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht, during his time in office between 2001 and 2006.He denies all the charges and says they are politically motivated.
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Mr Toledo has been working as a a visiting professor at Stanford University, near San Francisco.
Odebrecht scandal
Odebrecht is at the centre of a multi-national corruption scandal. The company admitted, as part of a plea deal with the US justice department, to paying nearly $800m ([/img]
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