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Mexico Arrests Guatemalan Politician Wanted for Corruption

Monday, 23 July 2018 10:38 PM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have detained a Guatemalan politician and businessman who fled his country two years ago after being accused of spearheading a corruption scheme.

Guatemala attorney general spokeswoman Julia Barrera says Luis Armando Rabbe was arrested in Monterrey.

Rabbe is a media entrepreneur-turned-congressman who allegedly authorized the creation of 164 phantom jobs in congress. The people who filled those posts did not show up for work.

Special prosecutor against impunity in Guatemala Juan Francisco Sandoval says Rabbe will be transferred to Guatemala to face charges of abuse of power and misuse of state funds.

It is unclear whether Rabbe has an attorney.

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