MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Former Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has been ordered to spend three months in jail while he is being investigated over a corruption scandal that led to his resignation, local media reported.
"The order of preventive detention has been issue due to the danger of interference with the truth," Judge Miguel Angel Galvez said Tuesday, as quoted by La Prensa daily.
Earlier this month, Perez resigned amid a major corruption scandal, and his decision was accepted by the Congress. The corruption scheme involved Guatemala's now resigned vice president Roxana Baldetti and enabled officials to lower customs taxes in exchange for bribes.
His immunity was withdrawn following his resignation, and he was swiftly arrested.