Salvador Ex-President Saca Gets 10-year Graft Term

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A court in El Salvador on Wednesday sentenced former president Elias Antonio Saca to ten years in prison for diverting 301 million dollars from state coffers during his term.

“Former President Elias Antonio Saca (2004-2009) has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crimes of embezzlement, money and asset laundering,” the attorney general’s office said on Twitter.

It added that Saca had become the first Salvadoran president “sentenced for corruption offenses.”

The statement added a court in the capital also sentenced former private secretary Elmer Charlaix to 10 years in prison for the same crimes as the former president.

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