Apparently former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was trying to get to Israel, which does’t want him. He was flying from San Francisco, since he’s a visiting professor at Stanford University.
The US has said that it is unable to arrest the ex-leader until further information on the case against him has been shared, Peruvian officials say.
Rick Moran has more details,
What makes this case unusual is that the U.S. denied what amounts to a routine request from Peru. This is especially true with no explanation forthcoming from the Departments of State or Justice.
While it’s true there was no warrant or request for extradition, the U.S. would have normally held Toledo as a courtesy to the Peruvian government.
Unless there’s a deal in the works where Toledo would provide information. Let’s not forget Odebrecht has already lost a lawsuit in the U.S.
Toledo asserts that he’s not a fugitive,
— Alejandro Toledo (@AlejandroToledo) February 13, 2017
“Tell me where in the world is Alejandro Toledo”
Toledo apparently remains in the San Francisco area as of the writing of this post.
However, if he’s actively trying to leave the U.S., the likelihood of deportation to Peru must be a lot closer than we’re being led to believe.
Has Peru filed a formal extradition request?