El Salvador’s prosecutor’s office has ordered the arrest of former President Sanchez Seron

Former President of El Salvador Sanchez Sanchez.

Attorney’s Office El Salvador has issued an arrest warrant against former President Salvador Sanchez Serன்n (2014-2019), accusing him of embezzling $ 351 million when he was vice president of the government of his predecessor Mauricio Funes., Said Attorney General Rodolfo Delgado this Thursday.

“Then we will request a red broadcast that will enable all Interpol tracking and search dynamics.”Delcado added.

According to the lawyer, Sanchez Seron is said to have received irregular payments from 30 530,000 state funds outside of his established salary.

Sanchez wants to be the fourth former president of the Sanchez Democrats’ office. On corruption charges including Funes.

The Ministry of Public Works has ordered the arrest of Jose Guillermo Lopez Juரrez, former chairman of the Executive Ports Authority (CEPA), and former Ministers of Public Works and Environment Gerson Martinez and Lina Pol, respectively.

All are former officials of the Fonseka government (2009-2014), according to the prosecutor’s office, out of the country.

Former President of El Salvador Mauricio Funes between 2009-2014
Former President of El Salvador Mauricio Funes between 2009-2014

According to the Attorney General, these individuals also “swindled” five former officers who were arrested Thursday afternoon with more than $ 351 million in fines.

“The Attorney General’s Office has decided to hold an investigation against several former officials of the administration of former President Mauricio Funes. All these people contributed to the fraud of 351 million from the state”, Delcado told a news conference.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the former officers received $ 200,000 to $ 500,000 “in addition to their salary”.

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The former officials presented to the press are former finance and health ministers Carlos Cicero and Violeta Menzover, respectively.

Also arrested were former deputy ministers Hugo Flores and Erlinda Handel, and former vice president of the Farabundo Martே Front for National Liberation (FMLN) Calicuto Mejia (2014-2017).

Former Salvador officials Violeta Menzier, Carlos Cicero, Hugo Flores, Calicsto Magia and Erlinda Handal
Former Salvador officials Violeta Menzier, Carlos Cicero, Hugo Flores, Calicsto Magia and Erlinda Handal

All people are charged with money laundering and illegal enrichment offenses.

The attorney general pointed out that this investigation, known as “public robbery,” was derived from the investigation against Phones for the millionaire fraud.

Funes has lived in Nicaragua since 2016, and in 2017 acquired the nationality of that Central American country, whose constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens.

According to Delcado, the legislature approved the executive for $ 80.8 million in funding set aside or secret spending during its five years in office, but “eventually the legislature transferred $ 351 million without the approval of the finance ministry.”

“It’s not about political persecution, it’s the persecution of thieves hidden behind their political speeches. Added the lawyer.

The five former officers arrested today are in the cells of the National Intelligence Agency (TCI) of the National Civil Police (PNC) in San Salvador.

(With information from EFE)

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