Exiled former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo has been accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes through Scottish shell companies linked to one of the country’s biggest law firms, The Herald claimed on Monday.
Peruvian authorities have accused Toledo of having received the money from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in exchange for lucrative construction contracts for a major highway project. The Ruta Interoceanica was meant to connect the Peruvian Pacific coast with the Atlantic in Brazil.
The Odebrecht scandal has engulfed the Latin American continent. The Herald reported that some six million dollars were transferred from an account in a Scottish limited partnership(SLP) registered at the address of law firm, Burness.