17 Jun 2016
Former Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina and former vice president Roxana Baldetti, who resigned in 2015 over corruption allegations, are now facing fresh charges of corruption and money-laundering.
They are among 70 people accused of embezzlement of millions of dollars of government funds. However, both have denied the allegations.
Prosecutor Julio Barrios Prado alleged during a recent court hearing that the former president and his deputy were involved in an illegal financing scheme, embezzlement and money laundering and that they used the proceeds to purchase goods and services for themselves. The prosecutor also accused the duo of using shell companies to hide their money.
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