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Ex-Attorney General Convicted of Corruption

January 25, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A court has sentenced Peru's former attorney general -- long accused of protecting once-feared former intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos -- to 10 years in prison on corruption charges and fined her $570,000.

Blanca Nelida Colan was found guilty of charges including cover-up of a crime and illicit enrichment, mostly involving cases related to Montesinos.

Prosecutors said she illegally received $10,000 a month from Montesinos and shelved a bribery case involving him. She said she will appeal.

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