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Peru: Ex-President Humala's properties seized amid corruption probe02:23

Peru: Ex-President Humala's properties seized amid corruption probe

Peru, Lima
May 8, 2018 at 10:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police officers and court bailiffs appeared at a house belonging to former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia in Lima on Tuesday to seize the property following a court decision.

According to reports, four other properties of Humala are to be confiscated by the state.

Meanwhile, dozens of protesters staged a rally in support of the former President and his spouse, calling for "dignity" for Humala and "to stop judicial harassment".

The property seizure comes one week after a high court in Peru ruled that Humala and his wife would be freed from detention while prosecutors resume corruption investigations.

In July 2017, the couple was arrested on charges of undeclared funds, allegedly having taken money from late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his presidential bid in 2006, as well as $3 million (€2.48 million) from the head of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht for his 2011 presidential campaign.

La Fiscalía de Lavado de Activos incautó las viviendas del expresidente Ollanta Humala en el marco de las investigaciones por los presuntos aportes que habría recibió el Partido Nacionalista para su campaña presidencial en 2011. En total se trata de las cinco viviendas.

Mientras tanto, decenas de manifestantes organizaron una manifestación en apoyo del expresidente y su esposa.

La orden de incautación llega luego de que Humala y su esposa fueran excarcelados tras cumplir nueve meses de prisión preventiva.

La pareja está investigada por los delitos de lavado de activos debido a que la expareja presidencial recibió presuntamente 3 millones de dólares de la constructora Odebrecht para la campaña electoral de 2011. Ollanta Humala es el primer exmandatario de Perú preso por el caso Odebrecht. El matrimonio Humala han negado siempre los cargos en su contra.

Peru: Ex-President Humala's properties seized amid corruption probe02:23
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Police officers and court bailiffs appeared at a house belonging to former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia in Lima on Tuesday to seize the property following a court decision.

According to reports, four other properties of Humala are to be confiscated by the state.

Meanwhile, dozens of protesters staged a rally in support of the former President and his spouse, calling for "dignity" for Humala and "to stop judicial harassment".

The property seizure comes one week after a high court in Peru ruled that Humala and his wife would be freed from detention while prosecutors resume corruption investigations.

In July 2017, the couple was arrested on charges of undeclared funds, allegedly having taken money from late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his presidential bid in 2006, as well as $3 million (€2.48 million) from the head of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht for his 2011 presidential campaign.

La Fiscalía de Lavado de Activos incautó las viviendas del expresidente Ollanta Humala en el marco de las investigaciones por los presuntos aportes que habría recibió el Partido Nacionalista para su campaña presidencial en 2011. En total se trata de las cinco viviendas.

Mientras tanto, decenas de manifestantes organizaron una manifestación en apoyo del expresidente y su esposa.

La orden de incautación llega luego de que Humala y su esposa fueran excarcelados tras cumplir nueve meses de prisión preventiva.

La pareja está investigada por los delitos de lavado de activos debido a que la expareja presidencial recibió presuntamente 3 millones de dólares de la constructora Odebrecht para la campaña electoral de 2011. Ollanta Humala es el primer exmandatario de Perú preso por el caso Odebrecht. El matrimonio Humala han negado siempre los cargos en su contra.

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