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Ecuador seeks arrest of president’s cousin

October 1, 2013

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is asking Interpol to arrange for the arrest and extradition of a cousin of President Rafael Correa.

The official Andes news agency said Tuesday that prosecutors accuse Pedro Delgado of using a false document after he admitted that he fabricated his university degree as an economist. The charge could bring a nine-year prison sentence.

Press revelations of the false degree forced Delgado to resign as president of the Central Bank last year. He is now believed to be living in the United States.

Delgado has acknowledged falsifying the degree, saying it was “a very grave error” committed two decades ago.

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