Fujimori Sentenced to Another Six Years in Jail

Ex-Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who is already serving three concurrent prison sentences for crimes including ordering killings by security forces, was back in court for his fourth and final trial, BBC News reports. He was sentenced to an additional six years in jail for corruption. The controversial leader was the President of Peru for ten years, from 1990-2000. He returned from exile in late 2007 to face a number of charges.
 
Fujimori began serving a six-year sentence in 2007 after being found guilty of abuse of power. Then in April 2008, he was sentenced to 25 years in jail for ordering security forces to carry out killings and kidnappings. In July, he received another seven-and-a-half years for embezzlement after being convicted by Peru's Supreme Court of giving $15 million in state funds to his spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos. Finally, in this most recent case, Fujimori, 71, admitted to charges that through Montesinos he bugged and bribed opposition politicians, journalists and businessmen.
 
In a scandal that brought down his government in 2000, a series of videos leaked showing Montesinos handing over piles of cash to prominent opposition leaders and media figures, prompting him and Fujimori to flee the country.
 
Fujimori lived as an exile in Japan for seven years.

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