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  Former El Salvador president sentenced to 10 years in prison
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Sep 12, 2018 10:29pm
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News DateWednesday, September 12, 2018 11:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - An El Salvador tribunal sentenced former President Antonio Saca to 10 years in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to embezzlement and money laundering charges involving more than $300 million of public funds.

Saca, 53, pleaded guilty to the charges last month. His lawyer said at the time that he had pleaded guilty in exchange for a reduction in his prison sentence.

During the trial, prosecutors said Saca had appropriated public funds for himself and others, including taking more than $7 million for his former party, the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA).
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