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Guatemala: UN-backed body investigation results in arrest of Camino Real hotel owners for possible tax evasion

Author: Sofia Menchu, Reuters, Published on: 19 July 2016

 “Guatemala arrests prominent executive on suspicion of tax fraud”, 10 Jul 2016

Guatemalan police have arrested the head of one of the country's biggest hotel chains on suspicion of tax fraud, prosecutors said on Sunday, part of a wider drive against corruption in the Central American nation. Carlos Enrique Monteros Castillo, owner of the local Camino Real chain, was arrested on Saturday night at the Guatemala City airport, while another executive from the same group was detained in a house raid, the attorney general's office said.Monteros and Oscar Humberto Jimenez Contreras are suspected of having evaded some $2.8 million in taxes, authorities said…Led by a U.N.-backed anti-graft body known as the CICIG, investigators in Guatemala have cast a wide net to root out corruption, making dozens of arrests and turning the political establishment upside down in the process…

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