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Peru: Prosecutor seizes ex-President Humala's home

13:34 | Lima, May. 7.

The Peruvian Money Laundering Prosecutor's Office is carrying out a seizure operation on former President Ollanta Humala's home and other properties linked to him, as part of investigations into Odebrecht's alleged contributions to his presidential campaign.

Located in Lima's Surco district, the property is currently surrounded by cops.

Led by Prosecutor German Juarez, this operation also involves an apartment (La Victoria district), a plot of land (Lurin district), and a house (Surco district) —owned by his mother-in-law Antonia Alarcon.

The home of the former presidential couple's close friend Rocio Calderon (in La Molina district) was also ordered to be seized. She is also under investigation over money laundering allegations.

According to the Public Ministry, this measure means that possession will be handed over to State-run National Seized Property Program (Pronabi), as they were allegedly purchased with illicit money.

Judge Richard Conception —who issued an 18-month preventive detention order against the former presidential couple last year— authorized this operation.

Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia were released from prison last week, following the Constitutional Court's ruling in favor of a habeas corpus submitted by their lawyer.

Thus, both of them will be allowed to face trial out of prison.

As is known, they are being investigated for allegedly having received illegal money from corruption-tainted Odebrecht to fund Humala's presidential campaign in 2011.

Humala served as President between 2011 and 2016. He was succeeded by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned the presidency last March amid a political scandal.

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Publicado: 7/5/2018