(Agencia CMA Latam) – Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia, were arrested yesterday on money laundering charges related to the 2006 and 2011 presidential campaigns.

According to prosecutors, an investigation showed that Humala and his wife received a US$ 3 million illegal donation from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

The investigation relies on statements by Marcelo Odebrecht, the owner of the company, who claimed to have delivered this amount to finance Humala’s presidential campaign in 2011. Marcelo Odebrecht is under arrest in Brazil.

On Humala’s prison, the current Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said he expects a fast and efficient trial. “Everyone has the right to an effective, fast justice,” the president told the Peruvian press.

by Agencia CMA Latam

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