Guatemala accuses ex-president of corruption, orders 50 arrested
03 Jun 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala’s attorney general accused ex-president Otto Perez on Thursday of negotiating hundreds of bribes for public contracts, and ordered at least 50 people arrested for participating in the massive corruption scheme.

The latest accusation comes after a bribery scandal toppled Perez’s government, forcing his resignation and landing him in jail last fall. The latest accusations also sweep in other politicians and prominent business leaders.

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