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2 former Guatemalan lawmakers arrested on corruption charges

May 26, 2016 - 12:15 PM

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemalan authorities have arrested two former national lawmakers and the former administrative director of the congress on charges of embezzlement and abuse of power.

National Civil Police spokesman Jorge Aguilar said Thursday that the arrest orders had come from a judge at the request of the prosecutor's office.

Former congressional deputies Luis Rabbe Tejada and Edgar Cristiani, along with former congressional director Luis Mijangos, are accused of suspicious contracting of personnel while they held office. The case is known as "ghost positions."

Mijangos' position was administrative. He was not an elected lawmaker.

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