Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was arrested by police Wednesday on allegations she received illicit campaign financing, marking an unexpected turn in a year-long probe of the two-time presidential candidate.
She was ordered detained along with 19 other people including her former campaign chief Jaime Yoshiyama.
Prosecutors are probing accusations that Keiko, who was a runner-up in Peru’s last two presidential elections, received illicit donations from Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA for her 2011 campaign. That firm is at the center of the Carwash bribery investigation, which has ensnared Peru’s last four heads of state.
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