El Salvador investigates former official in $184 million corruption case
According to an Aug. 22 announcement by el Salvador’s Attorney General’s Office, among those under investigation are two aides to ceren, Manuel Arturo Ayala and Jorge Antonio Revelo, and the former president’s treasurer, Daysi Armida Diaz.
Also under investigation was businessman Alexander Benitez, owner of two local businesses.
Authorities believe the embezzled money was sent to the two companies.
All four people named have been taken into custody.
Sanchez Ceren served as president from 2014 to 2019.
El Salvador’s Attorney General’s Office said 4 people were investigated, including two aides and former President Sanchez Ceren’s treasurer and a businessman for their involvement in the embezzlement of $184 million.
Nearly 20 former El Salvadoran officials and two Salvadoran businessmen have been investigated in connection with the embezzlement of $184 million under former President Sanchez Ceren.