LIMA Oct 11 The Peruvian attorney general's
office said on Tuesday it was investigating former president
Ollanta Humala and his wife for possible money laundering linked
to past campaign contributions.
Prosecutors have asked a judge to lift Humala's banking
secrecy in Peru and abroad from the year 2009 until now, the
attorney general's office said.
A Peruvian prosecutor said earlier this year that the late
Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, and two Brazilian
construction companies may have bankrolled Humala's presidential
campaigns before he took office in 2011.
Representatives for Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia, did
not immediately respond to requests for comment. Both have
previously denied any wrongdoing linked to party fundraising.
Humala finished his five-year on July 28, ending his right
to presidential immunity from investigations. Humala still
enjoys immunity from inquiries into activities during his
Earlier this year prosecutors barred Heredia from leaving
Peru as they probed her finances for evidence of undeclared
(Reporting by Mitra Taj; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)