Former El Salvador President Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

SAN SALVADOR – Former El Salvadoran President Antonio Saca pleaded guilty in court to embezzlement and money laundering involving more than $300 million during his government, his lawyer said on Tuesday, as Saca sought to reduce his prison sentence.

Saca pleaded guilty in July in a document sent to the attorney general in exchange for reducing his sentence from 30 to 10 years in prison, said his lawyer Lisandro Quintanilla, who attended the trial at a San Salvador court.

Saca, 53, was detained in October 2016 at the wedding of one of his sons.

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