U.S. refuses to apprehend ex-Peruvian president wanted on corruption warrant

(NYDAILYNEWS) A former Peruvian leader, who has a $30,000 reward looming over his head for a corruption probe, will not be detained by U.S. authorities at a San Francisco airport, according to a report.

Ex-President Alejandro Toledo is waiting to board a United Airlines flight scheduled to leave San Francisco International Airport at around 8 p.m. for Tel Aviv.

The Peruvian government implored U.S. to change its mind and apprehend Toledo on an international arrest warrant, but a source told Reuters that authorities declined to honor their request.

On Friday, Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio expressed optimism that the U.S. would detain and extradite Toledo.

Toledo has been working as a Stanford University professor since finishing his five-year term in 2006.

The warrant was issued through Interpol on Thursday night. Toledo allegedly took $20 million in bribes to secure construction contracts from a Brazilian building firm.

With News Wire Services

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