President Of Guatemala Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

AP

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s congress has voted to accept the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, even as he appears before a judge determining if he should be charged with corruption.

Guatemalan Attorney General Thelma Aldana says she’ll ask a court to jail President Otto Perez Molina during a probe of alleged illicit association, fraud and receiving bribe money.

Perez Molina resigned at midnight, though he technically remains president until Congress meets to accept it. The Congress plans to meet later in the day.

He’s appearing in court and maintains his innocence. A probe of corruption earlier led to the resignation and jailing of his vice president.

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