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Former El Salvador president sentenced to six years in prison for tax evasion

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A courtroom in El Salvador sentenced former Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes, to a time period of six years in jail Wednesday on costs of tax evasion. Funes can also be alleged to have involvement with felony syndicates inside El Salvador, resulting in his indictment and subsequent conviction with a prison term of 14 years.

Funes is a citizen of Nicaragua and is presently residing there. Nicaragua adheres to a coverage of non-extradition for its residents to third-party nations, no matter the character of the offense dedicated by its nationals. This stands regardless of Nicaragua’s worldwide tasks underneath lively extradition treaties it has undertaken with different Latin American nations aimed toward facilitating the reciprocal give up of offenders. Funes relocated promptly following investigations into allegations of embezzlement and cash laundering. Subsequently, he pursued political asylum for each himself and his household, which was in the end granted by the administration of the President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega. Funes was then bestowed with Nicaraguan citizenship.

The sentencing comes as El Salvador has begun to crack down on political corruption. For instance, former deputy of the legislative meeting Jorge Schafick Handal Vega was indicted for utilizing his place to illegally enrich himself within the quantity of $182,374.61.

David Munguia, the previous Minister of Justice and Safety, was indicted alongside Funes. Munguia was sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment.

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