Former Guatemala leader pleads guilty of conspiracy
Guatemala's ex-president Alfonso Portillo pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Tuesday.
Portillo admitted that he accepted $2.5 million in bribes to continue to recognize Taiwan diplomatically when he took his government's top position more than a decade ago.
"I knew at the time that what I was doing was wrong, and I apologize for my crimes, take responsibility for them, and accept the consequences of my actions," Portillo told U.S. District Judge Robert P. Patterson.
Source: The Reublic