SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador presented charges of bribery, money laundering and criminal conspiracy Friday against former President Mauricio Funes, who has fled to...
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A judge ordered house arrest Wednesday for a former El Salvador defense minister who was arrested last week for his involvement in a pact with the country’s main...
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador arrested its former defense minister David Munguía Payé, alleging his involvement in a pact with the country’s principle gangs in 2012, officials...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua granted citizenship Tuesday to former Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, who has been in the country under political asylum since 2016 and is wanted back home...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A fugitive former El Salvador president who received asylum from Nicaragua in 2016 said Monday that he has been working there as a paid adviser to the government of...
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Former government officials on trial for participating in a gang truce that temporarily lowered El Salvador's sky-high murder rate in 2012 were following orders...
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...
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador have issued another arrest warrant for former President Mauricio Funes, this time for alleged tax evasion.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Supreme Court has approved making an extradition request for ex-President Mauricio Funes, who is living with his family in Nicaragua and is being...
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Interpol has informed authorities in El Salvador for the second time in less than six months that it will not issue a red notice for the capture of fugitive...
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Interpol has notified El Salvador that it will not issue a red notice for the capture of fugitive ex-President Mauricio Funes and three family members who were granted asylum in Nicaragua, authorities said Monday.
Howard Cotto, chief of El Salvador's National Civil Police, said in an interview with Salvadoran television that the international police agency's decision is due to the fact that they have political asylum status.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Salvadoran prosecutors on Friday sought the extradition of former President Mauricio Funes and three family members on corruption charges.
Funes, the relatives and ex-officials are accused in connection with the alleged embezzlement of $351 million in public funds.
Funes and his family have been living since 2016 in nearby Nicaragua, which granted them political asylum. He denies wrongdoing.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador are investigating the alleged diversion of some $10 million in funds donated by Taiwan and purportedly used to pay for political campaigning by the governing party.
Prosecutor Douglas Melendez said Thursday in a TV interview that the money came from $38 million that Taipei gave to the Foreign Ministry for various projects.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police in El Salvador have arrested former first lady Vanda Pignato for her alleged participation in a $351 million embezzlement scheme run by her husband, ex-President Mauricio Funes.
A judge in San Salvador issued the arrest warrant for Pignato on Monday and the National Civil Police announced Tuesday that they had arrested her.
Last week, prosecutors ordered the arrests of Funes and 30 members of his inner circle, including two of Funes' sons.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador have ordered the arrests of former President Mauricio Funes and 30 members of his inner circle on a range of corruption charges for allegedly siphoning $351 million from public coffers, the Attorney General's Office announced Friday.
The 31 arrest orders include Funes' private secretary, his long-time partner Ada Mitchelle Guzman Siguenza, his ex-wife Regina Canas and two of Funes' sons.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A civil court in El Salvador has found the private secretary of former President Tony Saca guilty of illegal enrichment and ordered him to return $17.8 million to the government.
The case against Elmer Charlaix developed after a government investigation found that his time in government corresponded with an inexplicable rise in his financial resources. Saca served as president from 2004 to 2009.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A court found former President Mauricio Funes and his son guilty Tuesday of illicit enrichment and ordered them to pay back $420,000 to the state in a civil judgment that does not contemplate any prison time.
The court ruled Funes and his son were unable to justify the origin of the funds and barred both from holding public office for 10 years. Former first lady Vanda Pignato was absolved of any guilt in the case.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht helped finance the campaign of Peru's former President Ollanta Humala, company's former CEO has said.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Supreme Court has ordered a civil trial of the body's former president on suspicion of illicit enrichment.
Tuesday's ruling comes in the case of Agustin Garcia Calderon, who was Supreme Court chief magistrate from 2000 to 2009. He is alleged to have been unable to justify the origin of some $165,000 in personal accounts.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's congress has voted to strip a former defense minister of immunity from prosecution, so he can be faced with accusations he used his position for arms trafficking.
Jose Atilio Benitez Parada is currently the country's ambassador to Germany. He says he has returned to El Salvador to face the charges and contends he is being treated like a criminal on the word of a protected witness.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador say government officials embezzled at least $246 million during President Tony Saca's 2004-2009 administration.
The head of the prosecutors' financial investigations office says $116 million in government cash was transferred to accounts held by employees of the president's office and was later channeled to private firms. Jorge Cortez says some of the money went to Saca's businesses.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua said Tuesday it has given political asylum to former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes, who has come under scrutiny back home for a truce with gangs during his administration and is also facing multiple legal cases.