Peru's Fujimori, already jailed, slapped with another prison term

January 8, 2015 10:29 PM

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Peru's Fujimori, already jailed, slapped with another prison term

LIMA (Reuters) - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, in jail for human rights abuses, was handed a new eight-year prison sentence on Thursday for siphoning public funds to help finance his re-election in 2000.

A panel of judges in Lima ruled that Fujimori, 76, diverted funds from the military to pay for favorable coverage in tabloid newspapers to promote his bid for a second presidential term.

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