Son, brother of president to stand trial on fraud charges
GUATEMALA CITY (AP):
A Guatemalan judge has ruled the brother and son of President Jimmy Morales must stand trial in a case of alleged corruption.
The judge ruled late last Friday that the president's son, JosÈ Manuel Morales Marroquin, and brother Samuel will stand trial for fraud.
They allegedly submitted about $23,000 worth of false receipts in an alleged tax fraud scheme that occurred in 2013, before Morales took office.
The two have said they are innocent. Both spent about a month in jail before being released on a form of bail while the trial continues.
Guatemalan prosecutors backed by the United Nations commission have brought a string of anti-corruption cases, most notably against former President Otto Perez Molina.