Former president, Francisco Flores, tried to flee the country by crossing the Guatemalan border hidden in a truck on Tuesday, January 28, according to president, Mauricio Funes. Flores who is currently under investigation for embezzling $15 million donated by the Government of Taiwan failed to appear Tuesday morning for a hearing. The legislative commission investigating Flores gave him an ultimatum and warned him that if he failed to appear in the afternoon, they would send the police to go find him.
Flores later appeared for the hearing, denying he had tried to flee the country. This scandal comes days before Election Day and as the current campaign manager for ARENA’s Norman Quijano this doesn’t look good for their candidate.
Update: Attorney General, Luis Martinez, issued a statement where he said that all of Flores’ assets have been frozen.