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Former Guatemala Vice President Sentenced in Corruption Case

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 08:38 AM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court has sentenced former Vice President Roxana Baldetti to more than 15 years in prison for involvement in a fraudulent state contract.

A U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission accused Baldetti and 12 other people of conspiring to grant an $18 million contract to clean up Lake Amatitlan to Israel-based M. Tarcic Engineering Ltd. Investigators determined the company used a substance that was merely water, salt and chlorine.

Judge Pablo Xitumul on Tuesday imposed a 15 year and 6 month sentence on the 55-year-old Baldetti for illegal association, fraud and influence trafficking. He called her "the big chief" of the plan.

Baldetti has consistently denied wrongdoing.

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A Guatemalan court has sentenced former Vice President Roxana Baldetti to more than 15 years in prison for involvement in a fraudulent state contract.A U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission accused Baldetti and 12 other people of conspiring to grant an $18 million contract...
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