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Peruvian Talk Show Host Ordered Released From House Arrest

Popular Peruvian talk show host Laura Bozzo has been ordered released from house arrest in an embezzlement case after spending three years confined to her Lima production studio, where she was living.

A court ruled Friday that the controversial star of the NBC Telemundo network program "Laura" would be freed on her own recognizance on Sunday.

The television personality still faces charges she accepted $3 million from now-jailed ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos to support former President Alberto Fujimori's re-election campaign.

Ms. Bozzo has denied taking any money from the Fujimori government.

A corruption scandal involving Montesinos brought down the Fujimori administration in 2000. Mr. Fujimori lives in self-imposed exile in his parent's native Japan and is now a Japanese citizen. Japan has refused to extradite Mr. Fujimori to Peru.

Some information for this story provided by Reuters and AP.