March 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo pleaded guilty before the US District Court for the Southern District of New York Tuesday to taking $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan in exchange for continued diplomatic recognition of the nation. Portillo read a statement before the court admitting ...[read more]
May 29, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday. He is charged with having laundered more than $70 million through US banks during his four years as president. Portillo was ...[read more]
April 10, 2013
by Keith Herting
An appeals court in Guatemala City announced Tuesday that it has upheld a lower court decision which acquitted former President Alfonso Portillo of criminal charges that he had stolen over USD $15 million during his time as president. In 2011 the criminal charges of embezzlement against Portillo ...[read more]
March 17, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 17, 2010, a criminal court in Guatemala approved the extradition of former President Alfonso Portillo to the US. Portillo was president of Guatemala from 2000-2004. He was charged with money laundering in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and accused of ...[read more]
October 7, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On October 7, 2008, Mexican authorities extradited former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo to face trial in Guatemala on charges of corruption during his presidency from 2000 to 2004. Portillo fled to Mexico, fearing that he would not receive a fair trial in Guatemala, and challenged a 2006 ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Embassy of the US Guatemala on Thursday praised the decision of the Guatemala Constitutional Court allowing former president Alfonso Portillo to be extradited to the US on charges of embezzling foreign donations. Upon extradition Portillo will stand trial in the US District Court for the ...[read more]
August 18, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On August 18, 2010, a Guatemalan judge ruled that former president Alfonso Portillo and two of his former ministers will stand trial on charges of embezzlement. Portillo, president of Guatemala from 2000-2004, was accused of diverting approximately $15 million in funds from the Ministry of ...[read more]
March 19, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 19, 2010, a Guatemalan criminal court ruled that Alfonso Portillo, the former Guatemalan president who served from 2000 to 2004, could be extradited to the US to face money laundering charges. Portillo was indicted for his role in a plot which embezzled $15.8 million from the country's ...[read more]
November 16, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom on Tuesday said he will allow former president Alfonso Portillo to be extradited to the US for trial. The charges against Portillo in the US stem from accusations of his involvement in money laundering and the embezzlement of $1.5 million in foreign donations from ...[read more]
January 22, 2011
by Drew Singer
Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo went to trial on Friday facing charges of embezzlement. Portillo denies accusations that he diverted approximately USD $15 million in funds from the Ministry of Defense while he was in power between 2000 and 2004. Former Defense Minister Eduardo ...[read more]

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