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Longtime Peruvian fugitive turns himself in

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Juan Carlos Hurtado Miller was a prime minister and economy minister under Alberto Fujimori
  • He is wanted for embezzlement and conspiracy charges
  • His decision comes after the electoral success of Keiko Fujimori
  • Peru
  • Alberto Fujimori

(CNN) -- A former minister of disgraced Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who had been in hiding for 10 years, turned himself in to authorities, the state-run Andina news agency reported.

Fujimori's ex-prime minister and economy minister, Juan Carlos Hurtado Miller, was wanted on charges of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit crimes as well as collusion.

His decision to appear before a judge comes on the heels of a good showing by Fujimori's daughter, Keiko Fujimori, in the first round of the presidential elections. Keiko Fujimori will face nationalist Ollanta Humala in a June runoff.