El Salvador judge orders arrest of 17, including minister, in Funes probe

Former first lady of El Salvador Vanda Pignato is seen during a recess for a preliminary hearing in a civil case for alleged corruption against her and former president Mauricio Funes in San Salvador, El Salvador September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

SAN SALVADOR – A judge in El Salvador ordered the arrest of 17 people, including the current Minister of Social Inclusion, on Monday for their suspected involvement in a corruption racket allegedly led by former President Mauricio Funes. Funes, who has been in exile in Nicaragua since September 2016, is accused of using public funds […]

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