The Peruvian Prosecutor's Office requested a 35-year prison sentence for former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on money laundering charges, APA reports citing Sputnik.
Peruvian Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez filed charges against Kuczynski for money laundering in an organized crime group, Peruvian media reported.
"He is totally calm," the former president's lawyer Julio Mindolo told reporters. "He is confident the situation will be resolved and that no one can link him to any acts of corruption."
Kuczynski is alleged to have received over $12 million from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in exchange for government contracts during his term as the minister of economy in former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo's cabinet from 2001-2005.
An investigation into Kuczynski has reportedly been ongoing for the last five years.