Ex-Guatemala prosecutor arrested in property seizure scheme
GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan authorities have arrested the country’s former organized crime prosecutor as a purported participant in a network that allegedly seized properties illegally.
The United Nations’ anti-corruption mission in Guatemala confirmed the arrest of Rony Lopez on Friday. Prosecutors allege that Lopez along with a judge, a politician and others participated in the property seizure scheme.
Officials say investigators are conducting searches and pursuing the arrests of several other people.
More details are expected later Friday.