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Money laundering: Former El Salvador president sentenced to 10 years in prison

An El Salvador tribunal sentenced former President Antonio Saca to 10 years in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to embezzlement and money laundering charges involving more than $300 million of public funds. Saca, 53, pleaded guilty to the charges last month. His lawyer said at the time that… Read More

El Salvador court to try former president for money laundering

A former president of El Salvador will go on trial on charges of embezzlement and money laundering involving more than $300 million, a tribunal in the Central American nation decided on Wednesday. A San Salvador judge said Antonio Saca, who was president from 2004 to 2009, and six other former… Read More

El Salvador ex-President Saca arrested on fraud allegations

El Salvador’s former President Elias Antonio Saca has been arrested over accusations of embezzling millions of dollars of public funds. Prosecutors say six former officials in his government were also held. Mr Saca, 50, has not publicly commented on the accusations. He held office from 2004 to 2009. He… Read More