Former President Tony Saca will plead guilty to accusations of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars in government funds in return for a lighter sentence, his lawyers said Tuesday.
Attorney Lisandro Quintanilla said Salvadoran law allows for a more lenient punishment in view of a guilty plea.
Saca, 53, was arrested in October 2016 and accused of diverting $301 million in public money. He had faced up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
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