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The former President allegedly received US$619,000 from construction companies while he was governor of the Moquegua Department in 2014.
Judge Maria Alvarez on Thursday rejected a preventive detention request for Peru's former President Martin Vizcarra as she considered that the politician will not try to flee or hinder the investigation.
During the two-day virtual hearing, Vizcarra proved to have a known address, family roots, a job, and personal assets.
The judge, however, prohibited him from traveling outside Lima without prior judicial authorization, communicating with other people investigated in the case, and giving statements to the press. The politician must also post a US$26,000 bond within 10 days.
"If he fails to comply with any of these rules, the verdict will be overturned and pre-trial detention will be imposed," Alvarez explained.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | Peruvian Judge Maria de los Angeles Alvarez is evaluating accepting the request for an 18-month preventive detention of former president Martin Vizcarra, in the framework of an ongoing corruption investigation. pic.twitter.com/YtjAkZry2Y