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Former Guatemala official sentenced to more than 15 years in prison

A court in Guatemala has sentenced the former vice-president, Roxana Baldetti, to 15 years and six months in jail for her role in what became known as the "Magic Water" scandal.
 
Prosecutors said that she embezzled millions from a state fund set up to decontaminate a lake.
 
The chemical formula used as part of the clean-up was an ineffective solution of water, salt and chlorine.
 
The deal was negotiated by her brother, Mario, who held no official post.
 
He was sentenced to 13 years in jail.


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