Ex-Peruvian President Alan Garcia Shoots Himself To Avoid Arrest For Corruption Charges

Ex-Peruvian President Alan Garcia Shoots Himself To Avoid Arrest For Corruption Charges 1Alan Garcia, ex-president of Peru, has died after shooting himself just as police waited outside his home to arrest him – Following a sweeping corruption web, prosecutors had ordered that Garcia be arrested – Prosecutors allege that during his second term in office, Garcia may have accepted up to $14 million in illegal payments – The current Peruvian president, Martin Vizcarra, has sent a condolence message to Garcia’s family and loved ones After shooting himself as police waited to arrest him on Wednesday, April 17, a former Peruvian president, Alan Garcia, has died. As police waited outside his home in Lima to take him to jail, Garcia, who was Peru’s president from 1885 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011, apparently shot himself in the bedroom. He was immediately rushed to a hospital. KOKO Tv gathers that the following allegations of his involvement in the ‘Car Wash Scandal’, a sweeping corruption web that has ensnared officials in several Latin American countries, prosecutors had ordered that Garcia be arrested. The Brazilian construction firm, Odebrecht, is at the center of the controversies. Officials of the firm have admitted to paying bribes running into tens of millions of dollars to high-ranking government officials, to secure lucrative public works contracts across the continent. The scandal has led to the arrest or extradition requests for three other former Peruvian presidents. Prosecutors allege that during his second term in office, Garcia may have accepted up to $14 million in illegal payments. Briefing reporters at a news conference on Wednesday morning, Peru’s health minister, Zulema Tomas, disclosed that Garcia’s heart had stopped three times while at the hospital. In reaction to the development, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra tweeted: “Dismayed over the death of ex-President Alan García. I send my condolences to his family and loved ones.” Ex-Peruvian President Alan Garcia Shoots Himself To Avoid Arrest For Corruption Charges 2Photo Credit:Getty

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