Ex-Israeli judge requests parole during Peru extradition proceedings
Dan Cohen, who has been living in Peru since 2005, was charged in absentia on corruption charges.
Former judge Dan Cohen requested Friday in a Peru court that he be granted parole while the court decides whether to extradite him to Israel on corruption charges.
The extradition proceedings are expected to take at least a year.
Cohen, who has been living in Peru since 2005, was charged in absentia in January on charges of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust.
The indictment, filed in the Tel Aviv District Court, states that while serving on the board of directors of the Israel Electric Corporation, he received $2.8 million and more than 1 million euros to throw major tenders to the Israeli company Rogosin and the German conglomerate Siemens. He is also accused of obstructing justice by fleeing to Peru and refusing to show up for interrogations.
Israeli embassy representatives Liza Ramos Davila and Rosa Ana Ignacio Paredes were also present at the hearing on Friday.
Israel has no extradition treaty with Peru or most Latin American countries.