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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia committed suicide on Wednesday morning minutes after being handed a temporary warrant for his arrest. Garcia was linked to Brazil's Lava Jato (Car Wash) corruption scandal.

Garcia was accused of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht.

While officers waited, Garcia locked himself in a room and shot himself. Garcia was rushed to a nearby hospital in Lima but died during surgery.

Alan Garcia, 66, was still being investigated, and not yet a defendant. Last year, the former leader denied any wrongdoing and claimed . . .

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