LIMA, Peru (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...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife have left prison four days after a court ruled they could not be detained further while prosecutors investigate their alleged involvement in multimillion-dollar kickback schemes.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A high court in Peru ruled Thursday that former President Ollanta Humala and his wife must be freed from prison while prosecutors investigate their alleged involvement in multimillion-dollar kickback schemes.
Humala and Nadine Heredia were sent to separate prisons last summer as prosecutors investigated them for allegedly taking money from Odebrecht, the Brazil-based multinational construction company that has admitted to bribing dozens of politicians in Latin America.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A Peruvian appeals coulrt has rejected a motion to free jailed ex-President Ollanta Humala and his wife while they are being investigated for possible corruption.
The court system's Twitter account announced the ruling Friday..
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Ollanta Humala is being held in preventative detention at the same Peruvian prison where the ex-strongman he once tried to overthrow is serving a long sentence, authorities said Friday.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A judge ordered the arrest of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Thursday night as they face money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to a construction scandal involving Brazilian company Odebrecht.
The preventative detention, which would keep Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia in jail for up to 18 months while they are investigated, came after prosecutors argued the couple could flee Peru to evade justice.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The latest on a corruption investigation in Peru involving former President Ollanta Humana (all times local):
Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife have arrived as the courthouse in Lima and turned themselves in following a judge's ruling that they should be jailed while they are investigated over allegations of corruption.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Prosecutors in Peru on Tuesday requested the arrest of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife on money laundering and conspiracy charges tied to a corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian First Lady Nadine Heredia will be able to leave the South American nation without requesting permission from a judge following a court decision to annul a previous order.
Three appellate court judges ruled Tuesday that Heredia did not violate any regulations when she traveled to Geneva in November to begin working for the U.N.'s food and agricultural agency.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht helped finance the campaign of Peru's former President Ollanta Humala, company's former CEO has said.
Peru opens corruption probe into ex-President Toledo
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian prosecutors opened a formal investigation Monday into suspicions that former President Alejandro Toledo took bribes from a Brazilian construction firm at the heart of a major corruption scandal shaking politicians across Latin America.
The move came after police searched Toledo's home in Lima on Saturday.
Role for Peruvian ex-first lady at UN food agency postponed
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. food agency said Tuesday it is putting off the start of work for the former first lady of Peru after the country's government asked for her appointment to be scrapped amid an investigation into whether she received illegal payments.
The Food and Agricultural Organization said, however, that Nadine Heredia would remain a FAO employee while it "continues to monitor" her situation.
Peru demands UN annul former first lady’s hiring to top job
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru is demanding the United Nations annul a former first lady's appointment to be a senior agricultural official abroad.
Nadine Heredia is set to begin work Thursday as head of the U.N.'s Food and Agricultural Organization's liaison office in Switzerland.
Peru's foreign minister said Wednesday that her hiring constitutes "interference" in a judicial investigation.
Peru says 9 officers ID’d in probe of police death squads
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government said Monday night that its initial investigation into allegations of police death squads has identified nine officers, including a general, who purportedly masterminded the disappearance of at least 20 civilians since 2012.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's jailed former President Alberto Fujimori has filed a new request for a pardon, less than a week before the country's next president takes office, the government said Saturday.
Outgoing President Ollanta Humala rejected Fujimori's first request for a pardon in 2013. The 77-year-old ex-president is serving a 25-year-sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and sanctioning death squads during his 1990-2000 government.