Guatemala judge orders ex-president Perez detained

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Guatemalan ex-President Otto Perez attends a hearing at the Supreme Court in Guatemala city on September 3, 2015 (AFP Photo/Johan Ordonez)

Guatemalan ex-President Otto Perez attends a hearing at the Supreme Court in Guatemala city on September 3, 2015 (AFP Photo/Johan Ordonez)
Guatemalan ex-President Otto Perez attends a hearing at the Supreme Court in Guatemala city on September 3, 2015 (AFP Photo/Johan Ordonez)

Guatemala City (AFP) – A judge ordered the detention Thursday of Guatemala’s disgraced president Otto Perez, hours after he resigned his post amid a massive corruption scandal.

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Judge Miguel Angel Galvez said that Perez, who was in court answering a raft of corruption charges, posed a flight risk and should be held at the Matamoros military prison near the center of Guatemala City.