LIMA, Peru — Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori is denying a news report raising questions about whether she was involved in money laundering.
A local television network broadcast a report Sunday night suggesting the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is investigating a member of Fujimori’s party for money laundering. The allegations come just weeks before the presidential runoff election.
The report said the agency was investigating whether Joaquín Ramírez of Fujimori’s Fuerza Popular party laundered millions for the candidate.
Fujimori denied that she was involved with any money laundering.
DEA spokeswoman Anne-Judith Lambert told The Associated Press the agency never said Fujimori was a target of any investigation. The DEA did not say whether it was investigating Ramirez.
Fujimori has struggled to cast off the legacy of her father, jailed former President Alberto Fujimori.