El Sal­vador ar­rests ex-pres­i­dent over graft ac­cu­sa­tions

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Po­lice in El Sal­vador arrested the coun­try’s ex-pres­i­dent Elias Antonio Saca and six other sus­pects in­clud­ing three serv­ing gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials for al­leged em­bez­zle­ment and money laun­der­ing, au­thor­i­ties said. Mr Saca is a mem­ber of the con­ser­va­tive Na­tion­al­ist Repub­li­can Al­liance (ARENA). He was pres­i­dent of El Sal­vador from 2004 to 2009. He is ac­cused of em­bez­zle­ment, money laun­der­ing and links to il­le­gal groups, the prose­cu­tors’ of­fice said. A self-made busi­ness­man, Mr Saca was a well-known jour­nal­ist be­fore be­com­ing pres­i­dent.

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