Guatemalan police arrested a high-ranking former prosecutor on Friday, accusing him of abusing his authority by investigating allegations of corruption against a former Guatemalan president.
Stuardo Campo is the latest in a growing number of former prosecutors, judges and officials who have been imprisoned or forced into exile in recent years.
Campo said his arrest stemmed from allegations made by the Counterterrorism Foundation, a far-right organization that has targeted politicians, activists and journalists over the past year.
“This is a false report,” Campo told reporters as police took him to appear before the court. “It’s totally false.”
In 2021, Campo was removed as the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor and transferred to the anti-trafficking department of the prosecutor.
Campo had asked former President Jimmy Morales to waive his legal immunity to allow for an investigation into his alleged links to a $64 million fraud case.