Israeli officials warned former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo today that he would not be permitted to enter the country because he is facing bribery charges of over $20 million. When the flight he was expected to be on landed, Toledo was not onboard.
Former President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Throughout the day, it was announced that former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was en route to Israel from the United States. He was expected to arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport this evening (Sunday) after allegedly taking bribes of up to $20 million. When the plane he was expected to be on arrived, it was discovered that Toledo was not a passenger and had not taken the flight.
Earlier this evening, it was reported that Israeli officials would not permit the former president to enter the country. A representative from the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry stated that this executive decision will remain relevant until “he settles his case in Peru.”
Toledo was listed as one of Peru’s most wanted last week. Peru is offering an award of $30 thousand to anyone who has information about his whereabouts.
Toledo, who was the country’s president between 2001 and 2006, is married to a Jewish woman who holds Israeli citizenship. The couple lives in California.