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Fujimori Is Found Guilty, Again

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Posted on Oct 1, 2009
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Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, shown here in 2007.

While serving time in a Peruvian clink, Ex-President Alberto Fujimori found time in his schedule to be convicted of corruption. The sentence handed down in his fourth and final trial on charges of illegal activity in office calls for extending his jail stay by six years.

The BBC:

Ex-Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been sentenced to six years in jail for corruption by a court in Lima.

Fujimori, who is already serving prison sentences for crimes including ordering killings by security forces, was in court for a fourth and final trial.

The charges relate to a scandal which brought down his government in 2000.

During the trial, Fujimori, 71, admitted that he had illegally tapped the phones of journalists, businessmen and opposition politicians.

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By Leefeller, October 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm Link to this comment

Shouldn’t the photo really be one of Bush and Chaney?

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