Ex-president on fresh charges

LIMA - Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori, sentenced in April to 25 years prison for authorising a secret army hit squad, was in court yesterday facing fresh corruption charges.

LIMA - Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori, sentenced in April to 25 years prison for authorising a secret army hit squad, was in court yesterday facing fresh corruption charges.

Fujimori, president from 1990 to 2000, is charged with illegally paying his former top aide and intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos a R123,48million bonus.

The payment was made two months before Fujimori's government collapsed in a whirlwind of scandal and the president resigned via fax from a Tokyo hotel room in November 2000. - Sapa-AFP

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