Guatemala agrees to US extradition of ex-President

August 27, 2011 04:47


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GUATEMALA CITY  - Guatemala's Constitutional Court on Friday ratified the extradition of former President Alfonso Portillo to the United States, where he faces money laundering charges.

Portillo, who was president from 2000 to 2004, is accused of laundering $70 million through US banks.

"This court has voted unanimously to deny the appeal by Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera and consequently the extradition order to the United States holds firm," said Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre, president of the court.

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