3rd April 2019
AP — El Salvador’s former first lady Ana Ligia de Saca has reached a deal to plead guilty to corruption charges related to her role in the laundering of $25 million in public money. Her husband, former President Tony Saca, is already serving a 10-year sentence for the diversion of… Read More
29th March 2019
AP — Prosecutors in El Salvador have issued another arrest warrant for former President Mauricio Funes, this time for alleged tax evasion. The prosecutor’s office says Funes is accused of failing to declare about $270,000 and evading some $85,000 in taxes. Under Salvadoran law, tax evasion is punishable by six… Read More
13th September 2018
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
17th May 2018
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
31st October 2016
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
19th August 2016
Former President Mauricio Funes has reportedly left El Salvador on business as authorities raid properties in search for evidence he committed acts of corruption while in office, a case likely to test the new attorney general’s resolve to combat impunity for high-level politicians. On August 17, El Salvador’s Attorney General’s… Read More