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Former Guatemala leader pleads guilty of conspiracy

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


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