UPDATE: Guatemala's former Vice President Baldetti arrested in ongoing corruption probe; President also likely involved, investigators say

By David Boddiger

En el análisis global de la investigación, se establece que estructura estaba organizada de esta forma. pic.twitter.com/Mzque9hDcK

— MP de Guatemala (@MPguatemala) August 21, 2015

UPDATE: Friday, Aug. 21 12:30 p.m.

Guatemalan investigators said Friday morning that they’ve collected ample evidence linking former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, 53, to a massive fraud ring and that President Otto Pérez Molina was also likely involved.

At a news conference, Iván Velásquez, head of the U.N. International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), detailed the structure of the crime ring, putting Pérez Molina at the head. CICIG and the Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s Office are jointly investigating the case.

Memorandum encontrado durante allanamientos en casa de Salvador González. pic.twitter.com/dBuCuGDbio

— MP de Guatemala (@MPguatemala) August 21, 2015

Chief Prosecutor Thelma Aldana said Pérez Molina’s presidential immunity should be revoked so that he can be fully investigated. Investigators said they found wiretaps, ledgers detailing profit-sharing from the crime ring and other documents implicating Baldetti in the scandal. Investigators also found checks made out to Baldetti in the office of Salvador González, one of the alleged leaders of the customs fraud ring and former president of Guatemalan daily Siglo21. They also found correspondence between González and President Pérez Molina.

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Via:: Tico Times