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Guatemala prosecutors raid Millicom offices in graft probe

Guatemala prosecutors raid Millicom offices in graft probe
From Reuters - November 23, 2017

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalas attorney general and a United Nations-backed commission against impunity in Guatemala searched the offices of Millicom International Cellulars local unit on Thursday as part of a corruption investigation.

The raid comes four months after Ivan Velasquez, head of the commission, known as CICIG, said in July it would investigate Tigo, the Guatemalan affiliate of emerging markets mobile and media group Millicom, over alleged illegal campaign financing and corruption.

Tigo declined to comment on the raid.

Guatemalan police arrested 17 people in July on suspicion of involvement in a corruption racket allegedly directed by the countrys former communications minister, Alejandro Sinibaldi, who has been on the run since June 2016.

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