Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Corruption: Peru's Fujimori -yes I did, but no it's not

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has admitted paying $15 million his former security chief Vladimiro Montesinos (his declassified record) just a few hours before the adviser fled to Panama.

Fujimori said he did give Montesinos the funds, but claimed that he did not commit a crime because he paid back the money to the state.

Prosecutor Avelino Guillén, who accused Fujimori of embezzlement and forgery, is seeking an eight-year sentence and $666,000 dollars in reparations to the state.

Fujimori said "I only accept the deeds; I accept neither the legal responsibility, nor the punishment nor the civil reparations."
Published by Mike Hitchen,
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