1 Oct 2009

Fujimori sentenced for corruption

9:14 am on 1 October 2009

The former president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, has been sentenced to six years in jail for corruption.

Fujimori, who is already serving prison sentences for crimes including ordering killings by security forces, appeared in a Lima court for a fourth and final trial, the BBC reports.

The charges relate to a scandal which brought down his government in 2000.

During the trial, Fujimori, 71, admitted he had illegally tapped the phones of journalists, businessmen and opposition politicians.

Alberto Fujimori led Peru from 1990 to 2000 and returned from exile in late 2007 to face a number of charges