LIMA, May 16 (Xinhuanet) -- Peru's former army chief
Nicolas de Bari Hermoza Rios was sentenced to eight years in jail on Monday for
corruption under ex-President Alberto Fujimori 10-year rule.
Prosecutors had sought a 15-year prison term for the retired strongman, who is already in jail for
allegedly amassing an illicit fortune of 22 million US dollars.
Fujimori, who ruled the South American country in
1990-2000, isfacing multiple criminal charges in Peru. Japan has twice rejected
Peru's extradition request, arguing that Japanese law forbids the extradition of
the country's citizens.
Fujimori, 66, holds dual Japanese and Peruvian
Vladimiro Montesinos, Fujimori's spy chief and a
behind-the-scenes power broker, has been serving a 15-year prison sentence for
various corruption convictions.
Prosecutors also called for sentences ranging from
three to 35 years for former army Maj. Martin Rivas, former head of the National
Intelligence Service Julio Salazar Monroe and 50 other defendants.