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Judge orders ex-Guatemalan president jailed on fraud charge

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A judge has ordered former Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina jailed while he faces fraud, conspiracy and bribery charges.


   Judge Miguel Angel Galvez says there is evidence linking the former president to a customs scandal that has already claimed the former vice president and other government officials.


   The customs corruption scandal, uncovered by prosecutors and a U.N. commission known as CICIG, which is investigating criminal networks in the country, involved a scheme known as "La Linea," or "The Line," believed to have defrauded the state of millions.


   Galvez issued the ruling on Tuesday.

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