Alejandro Toledo: Peru ex-president faces corruption charges after US arrest

Toledo is a fugitive from Peru for allegedly receiving $20m from a Brazilian construction company

Peru’s former president Alejandro Toledo has been arrested in the United States following an extradition from his home country where he faces corruption charges.

Toledo, who governed from 2001 to 2006, was arrested in northern California on Tuesday and ordered held in custody pending a hearing on Friday, according to the US Justice Department.

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