Elections 2009

Funes Financial Scandal Politcally Motivated?

On Monday, the Attorney General’s Office announced that it had opened an investigation into the $2.29 million deposited into Mauricio Funes’ private bank account between January 1 and March 6 of 2009, a period during which Funes reported a monthly income of $5,000.

Attorney General Félix Garrid Safie stated that they would attempt to investigate the source of this money, and whether it came from in-country or abroad and legal or illegal sources. Safie also assured that this is a routine investigation and does not constitute any accusation against him, although this is not exactly how it has been treated in the major newspapers. (Click here for full article)