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    The Guatemalan Court ruled to freeze five bank accounts of former President Otto Perez Molina.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — The Guatemalan Court decided on Thursday to freeze the bank accounts of former President Otto Perez Molina, jailed over corruption allegations, local media reported.

    The court ruled to freeze five accounts in national currency with over 5.2 million quetzal (about $662,000) and a separate dollar account with $22,700, the Guatemalan Prensa Libre newspaper said.

    Last week, Perez resigned and was jailed for three months amid a major corruption conspiracy involving Guatemala's now resigned vice president Roxana Baldetti, which enabled officials to lower customs taxes in exchange for bribes.

    Perez has denied his involvement in the scandal, saying he would never exchange dignity for any quantity of money.


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