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Peru Files Corruption Charges Against Fujimori

By Digital Journal Staff     Apr 18, 2002 in Technology
LIMA (voa) - The Peruvian government has filed corruption charges against former President Alberto Fujimori for allegedly using government funds to bribe members of congress to join his political party.
Attorney General Nelly Calderon accused Mr. Fujimori of paying-off lawmakers to secure a majority for his party in congress.
This is the fourth set of charges alleging corruption or human rights abuses against Mr. Fujimori, whose government collapsed amid a corruption scandal in 2000. He has denied any wrongdoing.
Mr. Fujimori lives in self-imposed exile in Japan. Tokyo and Lima have no formal extradition treaty.
Congress removed Mr. Fujimori from office in November 2000 on the grounds he was morally unfit to be president.
He was granted Japanese citizenship because his parents were born in Japan before migrating to Peru.
Mr. Fujimori says he does not believe he would receive a fair trial in Peru and has no plans to return.
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