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Peru: President's brother faces possible six-year sentence for bribery
Antauro Humala at an earlier hearing (El Comercio)
By Nick Rosen
August 7, 2012
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In a court hearing today, a District Attorney asked for a six year sentence for President Ollanta Humala’s brother, Antauro, for allegedly bribing prison officials.
Antauro Humala, a former military officer, is currently imprisoned for his role in the “Andahuaylazo” uprising, in which four police officers were killed.
While he was imprisoned at the Piedras Gordas prison, Antauro Humala apparently received visits from his then-girlfriend Nora Bruce outside of permitted visiting hours. An investigation allegedly revealed that the president’s brother had been bribing at least five prison officials to allow the visits.
The formal charges against Antauro will be for corruption of government employees. He is expected to enter a plea on August 17th. The prison officials implicated in the case will also face charges, though they carry fines rather than a prison sentence.
The hearing took place behind closed doors at the Naval Base of Callao, where Antauro is currently incarcerated. He was transferred there in April after a media firestorm erupted over the seemingly lavish lifestyle that the president’s brother was enjoying behind bars.
He was photographed using an iPhone, smoking marijuana and enjoying other perks, while emails revealed that he maintained correspondence with influential members of the country’s political and business elite.
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