Peru has been informed by United States authorities that they are not planning to keep the South American nation's former president Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted in connection with a corruption probe, from boarding a flight to Israel from California on Saturday night, a source in Peru's Interior Ministry said.
A judge in Peru issued an global arrest warrant for Toledo on Thursday, and the government offered a 100,000 soles ($30,000) reward for any information leading to his capture after he failed to turn himself in to authorities.
A Peruvian court has issued an worldwide warrant for the arrest of ex-President Alejandro Toledo on suspicions of taking bribes from a Brazilian construction giant at the heart of a region-wide corruption scandal.
Alejandro Toledo is alleged to have taken a Dollars $20 million bribe for awarding a lucrative contract to Odebrecht (La Mula).
Toledo, a Stanford University graduate, has been a visiting scholar at the Bay Area school since finishing his five-year presidential term in 2006.
Toledo has not been convicted of any crimes but a judge ruled Thursday that evidence uncovered so far merited jailing him for up to 18 months while influence peddling and money laundering charges are prepared against him.
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Toledo, who rose to power denouncing the corruption of his predecessor, has repeatedly denied taking bribes from Odebrecht.
Toledo's wife has Israeli citizenship and his longtime friend, Peruvian-Israeli businessman Yosef Maiman, is believed to live there.
"We're all very ashamed of what this looks like internationally; all we're asking is that he come back to explain what happened", Perez Tello said.
"Toledo will be allowed in Israel only when his affairs in Peru are settled", Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in a statement on Sunday.
USA authorities said they would not bar Toledo from leaving for Israel. Israel does not have an extradition agreement with Peru.
Interpol issued a red alert notice to 190 member countries to search for and capture Toledo, Kuczynski's Cabinet said on Friday.