The United States government today imposed sanctions on Guatemalans Gustavo Adolfo Alios Kambara, former chief of staff to the President Lvaro Colom (2008-2012), and Felipe Alios Lorenzana, the current legislative representative, for their involvement in “corruption” in the middle. American country.
“When Guatemalan officials seek self-enrichment in their official work, it is an affront to the democratic principles of the region,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a statement.
Yellen stressed that these penalties “pursue corruption and reinforce the responsibility of those who seek to undermine the judicial process.”
According to the US administration, Gustavo Alejus and Felipe Alejus “facilitated payments to members of Congress and judges in an effort to influence the process of selecting judges” in the Supreme Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of Guatemala.
In so doing, he defined a parallel statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “to ensure favorable court rulings that would protect Gustavo Alejus – as well as the judges of the Supreme Court – charges of corruption now and in the future”
As a result, the assets that both may own are frozen under US jurisdiction and financial transactions with both US entities are prohibited.
Gustavo Alejos, currently under house arrest, had already been punished by US President Donald Trump’s administration, along with his wife and children, while Philip Alejus was elected to the Guatemalan Congress for the period 2020-2024.