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 seek a 20-year sentence for the former head of state.
Prosecutor German Juarez told a judge that investigators have gathered some 1,500 files backing up their assertion that Humala and his wife received over $3 million from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht for his presidential campaigns.
“We’re talking about concrete, punishable acts,” he said.
Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia, have been under investigation for their alleged role in the Odebrecht corruption scandal rocking Peru for several years.
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