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El Salvador: Funes’ father-in-law arrested in Costa Rica

April 3, 2019

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police in El Salvador say the father-in-law of ex-President Mauricio Funes has been arrested in Costa Rica and is wanted back home for alleged corruption.

National Civil Police deputy director César Flores Murillo said Wednesday that Juan Carlos Guzmán Berdugo is facing a process of extradition that has a 30-day window.

Prosecutors have said Guzmán is wanted for prosecution on money laundering related to a corruption network allegedly led by Funes in which $351 million was purportedly diverted from government coffers.

Funes and his partner, Ada Mitchell Guzmán, are also implicated. Both are in Nicaragua where they were granted asylum in 2016. They have denied wrongdoing.