Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Corrupt official to be extradited from France

An appeals court in France today permitted the extradition of Carlos Perla, the former president of ANDA, the Salvadoran national water authority. Perla is accused of corruption and illegally enriching himself with millions of dollars from the coffers of ANDA. Perla had fought the extradition back to El Salvador, claiming he would not be treated fairly. The case will be a test of the ability of the Salvadoran court system to deal with a corruption prosecution of a former high government official.

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