Sunday, July 21, 2024

Logo Central America Link

Former Costa Rican president Miguel Angel Rodríguez jailed for five years

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Former Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodríguez was sentenced to five years prison in a bribery scandal at the state telecommunications company.

Rodriguez, 71, who governed Costa Rica between 1998 and 2002, was found guilty of receiving $500,000 of a total $14 million paid by French telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel to Costa Rican officials. Rodríguez has maintained his innocence throughout the trial and said he would appeal his conviction.

Original source: Reuters