El Salvador files against ex-justice minister

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador are accusing an ex-minister of justice and public security of illicit enrichment and seeking restitution of over $1 million in allegedly misappropriated government funds. The case against Rene Mario Figueroa also targets his wife, Cecilia Figueroa. He was in the Cabinet of former President Tony Saca, who is serving a 10-year prison term for diverting $301 million to favor his businesses and third parties. The complaint presented Friday says the Figueroa investigation revealed 18 irregularities in deposits, credit card payments and loans and purchases of vehicles and properties.

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