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Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori Sentenced to Prison
By Christine Estevez | 07/21/2009 - 16:00

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison Monday after he admitted to illegally paying his spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, $15 million in government funds. Fujimori told the court he paid off Montesinos to prevent a coup he feared was being plotted against him. Peru’s Supreme Court wasn’t buying it.


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