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Guatemalan President's Son, Brother Absolved in Graft Case

Guatemalan President's Son, Brother Absolved in Graft Case

Monday, 19 August 2019 06:38 PM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court has absolved the son and brother of President Jimmy Morales in a case of alleged corruption.

Prosecutors had alleged that José Manuel Morales Marroquín, the president's son, and Samuel Morales, his brother, took part in purported falsification of invoices for a 2013 event that was paid for but never carried out. The alleged scheme was supposedly for the benefit of a business belonging to Morales Marroquín's romantic partner at the time.

Monday's ruling can be appealed by prosecutors, who did not immediately say whether they would do so.

Samuel Morales said: "The truth will set us free."

President Morales said via social media that there had been "political persecution" against his family.

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A Guatemalan court has absolved the son and brother of President Jimmy Morales in a case of alleged corruption.Prosecutors had alleged that José Manuel Morales Marroquín, the president's son, and Samuel Morales, his brother, took part in purported falsification of invoices...
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