LIMA – Former Peruvian president Ollanta Humala traveled to Spain on the same day that a prosecutor included him in a government investigation of his wife over allegations of money laundering, Peru21 newspaper reported.
According to an immigration report cited by Peru21 on Tuesday, Ollanta Humala traveled to Spain on Oct. 10, while his wife Nadine Heredia, who is barred from leaving the country, has not traveled abroad since July 2015.
Former legislator Santiago Gastanadui said on Monday on his Twitter account that “former President Humala has traveled to Spain for a meeting with the King (Felipe VI),” according to El Comercio newspaper.
Humala will participate in celebrations of Spain’s national holiday on Oct. 12, which will be headed by Felipe VI in Madrid, El Comercio said.
This is Humala’s third trip to Spain so far this year, according to the immigration report.
Prosecutor German Juarez will also be looking into the former president’s bank statements since 2009.
Humala’s lawyer Julio Cesar Espinoza told Peru21 that they do not agree with the prosecutor’s decision, but “the former president will face the process with complete integrity and with respect for the decision of the authorities, even though we disagree.”
Espinoza did not confirm when Humala will return to Peru.
Heredia and several members of her family and friends are being investigated over allegations of money laundering, after the prosecutor found evidence including agendas of the former first lady that contained details of the management of funds during the 2006 and 2011 election campaigns.