Ex-President of Guatemala to be Extradited to US

Alfonso Portillo, the former president of Guatemala, will be extradited to the United States to face embezzlement charges.  Current Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom assented to the U.S. extradition request after the Guatemalan high court approved the request in August.  Portillo, who is accused of embezzling $1.5 million in charitable donations, had previously been extradited from Mexico to Guatemala to face the charges, and was arrested again before he could flee Guatemala.

Citation: Associated Press, Guatemalan leader says he will authorize extradition of ex-president Alfonso Portillo, The Washington Post, November 15, 2011

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