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Former El Salvador president sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former El Salvador president sentenced to 10 years in prison
El Salvador's former President Elias Antonio Saca talks with his lawyers before his hearing on corruption charges in San Salvador, El Salvador, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas   -   Copyright  JOSE CABEZAS(Reuters)
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SANSALVADOR (Reuters) – A judge in El Salvador 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 pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year hoping to reduce his prison sentence.

(Reporting by Nelson Renteria)

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