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US judge denies bail to ex-Peru president in corruption case

Sep. 12, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco denied bail to former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo in a hearing Thursday that ended with an emotional outburst by his wife, who had to be dragged out of the courtroom after she started shouting at prosecutors. Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson...

US judge considers bail for ex-Peruvian president

Aug. 29, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in California said Thursday he wants to hear about detention options that don't involve solitary confinement before deciding whether to release former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo on bail while he fights extradition to his native country, where he is wanted in a...

The Latest: Judge considers bail for ex-Peruvian president

Aug. 29, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on extradition proceedings for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo (all times local): 11 a.m. A U.S. judge says he wants to hear from prosecutors about detention options that don't involve solitary confinement before deciding whether to release former Peruvian...

Lawyer calls ex-Peruvian president's US detention 'inhumane'

Aug. 23, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has been kept in solitary confinement and only allowed to go outdoors once in the month he has been in U.S. custody while fighting extradition to his native country in a corruption case, his defense attorney said. Federal Public Defender...

The Latest: Prosecutors: Ex-Peru president is a flight risk

Aug. 23, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo seeking release on bail while he fights extradition to his native country (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Prosecutors say former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo should remain in U.S. custody while fighting extradition to his...

US judge denies bail for ex-Peruvian president Toledo

Jul. 19, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday denied bail for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after prosecutors argued that he was a flight risk and pointed out officials found a suitcase with $40,000 in cash during his arrest. "If the defendant were to flee, this would be a diplomatically...