Ex-Guatemala prosecutor arrested in property seizure scheme

February 16, 2018

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have arrested the country’s former organized crime prosecutor as a purported participant in a network that allegedly seized properties illegally.

The United Nations’ anti-corruption mission in Guatemala confirmed the arrest of Rony Lopez on Friday. Prosecutors allege that Lopez along with a judge, a politician and others participated in the property seizure scheme.

Officials say investigators are conducting searches and pursuing the arrests of several other people.

More details are expected later Friday.

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