Supporters of Peru's former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia, gather outside a courthouse where lawyers are asking that the former...
Supporters of Peru's former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia, gather outside a courthouse where lawyers are asking that the former first couple be released from preventative detention, in Lima, Peru, Monday, July 31, 2017. Earlier this month a judge ordered the couple held while they are investigated on allegations of money laundering tied to undeclared campaign contributions from Venezuela and Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. They have not been charged and they deny the accusations. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A Peruvian appeals coulrt has rejected a motion to free jailed ex-President Ollanta Humala and his wife while they are being investigated for possible corruption.
The court system's Twitter account announced the ruling Friday..
A judge earlier ordered Humala and Nadine Herrera jailed for 18 months while investigators determine whether to charge them with money laundering and other crimes related to payments by Brazilian companies Odebrecht and OAS. Investigators are also probing whether Venezuela donated money to Humana's campaigns in 2006 and 2011.
Humala denies wrongdoing. He left the presidency in 2016.