Former El Salvador president given two-year jail term for bribery

by Reuters
Thursday, 19 September 2019 23:36 GMT

SAN SALVADOR, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A court handed down a two-year prison sentence for bribery to former Salvadoran President Elias Antonio Saca, the attorney general's office said on Thursday.

Saca, who is already serving a 10-year prison sentence for misuse of public funds and money laundering, was found guilty of having bribed a court employee to obtain information about a case against him, the attorney general's office said.

A judge will decide whether the two years will be added to his existing sentence. (Reporting by Nelson Renteria; Writing by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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