Guatemalan Ex-President Gets His Day in Court
Justice is coming to Guatemala, as former President Alfonso Portillo has gone on trial in Guatemala City, accused of embezzling a cool $15 million. –JCL
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Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo has gone on trial in Guatemala City on charges of embezzlement.
Mr Portillo denies stealing $15m (£9.7m) from the defence ministry while he was in power between 2000 and 2004.
The trial had been postponed repeatedly as Mr Portillo’s lawyers presented a series of objections to the legal process.
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