El Salvador police arrest ex-President Tony Saca
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Prosecutors in El Salvador say police have arrested former President Tony Saca for alleged illicit enrichment, unlawful association and money laundering.
Saca held office from 2004 to 2009 for the rightist Nationalist Republican Alliance.
Police said Saturday that six former officials in his government were also arrested.
Prosecutors say Saca has not clarified the origins of $5 million of the $6.5 million in assets he acquired during his time in office.
Saca is a former radio sports announcer. He declared his fortune at $3.6 million when he took office. Five years later, it had grown to $13.1 million.
Former President Mauricio Funes who succeeded Saca is also under investigation for corruption, as is former President Francisco Flores.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Governor Edwards gives updates on Tropical Storm Cindy
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Convicted former CATS Board member involved in more questionable activities
Volunteers help St. Martin Parish residents prepare for Tropical Storm Cindy
DPW cleaning out ditches in EBR as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches
EBR Sheriff stationed rescue vehicles ahead of storm