Post Tagged with: "Alberto Fujimori"

Poll: Keiko Has Strong Lead Over Potential Presidential Rivals

Poll: Keiko Has Strong Lead Over Potential Presidential Rivals

A year before Peru’s next presidential election, the head of the country’s biggest opposition group, Keiko Fujimori, has a double-digit lead over her next potential rival, according to a new poll. Pollster Datum reported this week that Fujimori, the daughter of jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, would get 33% support if the election […]

Fujimori Sentenced to Eight Years for Embezzlement

Fujimori Sentenced to Eight Years for Embezzlement

Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru between 1990 and 2000, was handed down an eight-year prison sentence yesterday, found guilty of embezzlement. Fujimori was convicted for unlawfully transferring S/.122 million ($41 mn) from Armed Forces funds to the National Intelligence office, to buy the editorial line of several daily tabloid newspapers […]

Fujimori’s Request for Sentence Review Denied

Fujimori’s Request for Sentence Review Denied

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has suffered a set of legal losses in recent days, with the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court on Monday to refuse to review his 2009 conviction and 25-year sentence.  This follows a ruling last week by a lower court that denied his request to change his […]

Peru’s Jose Ugaz to Lead Transparency International

Peru’s Jose Ugaz to Lead Transparency International

Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organization, has elected former Peruvian prosecutor Jose Ugaz as the group’s new chair. Ugaz headed the Transparency’s Peru chapter and as a state prosecutor successfully tried hundreds of corrupt officials. He is best known for his role in the corruption case against President Alberto Fujimori, who is […]