|  Share | Cite

Vladimiro Montesinos,

former spy chief of Peru, was captured in Venezuela in June after spending eight months in hiding. He was whisked to Peru, where he faces a laundry list of charges, including bribery, money laundering, arms trafficking, torture, and leading a paramilitary death squad. He fled the country in 2000, after the broadcast of a tape in which he was seen evidently attempting to buy the loyalty of an opposition congressman. The video ended the career of President Alberto Fujimori, who employed Montesinos as a presidential aide, spymaster, and attorney. Since Montesinos fled, thousands of tapes have surfaced that illustrate the corruption rampant during Fujimori's reign.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Slobodan Milosevic,2001 People in the NewsRobert Mueller III,

More on Vladimiro Montesinos from Infoplease:

  • Alberto Fujimori - Fujimori, Alberto Fujimori, Alberto , 1938–, president of Peru (1990–2000), b. Lima, ...
  • Alejandro Toledo - Alejandro Toledo Man of the poor wins Peruvian presidency by Beth Rowen Peruvian President ...
  • Alberto Fujimori, - Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, resigned via a two-page fax to Congress, ending a turbulent ...
  • The Fall of Fujimori - Starring Alberto Fujimori, Keiko Fujimori, Susana Higuchi, Vladimiro Montesinos, Gustavo Goritti
  • Peru - Information on Peru — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.