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For 2nd time, appeals court overturns conviction of Costa Rica ex-President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

The court on Friday declared unlawful the testimony and evidence provided by former ICE board member José Antonio Lobo, the prosecution’s star witness.

Alcatel-Lucent makes $10 million payment to Costa Rica’s ICE in corruption settlement

ICE attorneys say that despite the out-of-court settlement in the civil case, all legal proceedings in the criminal case will continue.

Court overturns acquittal of Costa Rica’s former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez on influence-peddling charges, orders new review of case

Justices of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala III, on Friday overturned a 2012 ruling that acquitted Costa Rica’s former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría on charges of influence peddling in a case that made international headlines and forced Rodríguez to step down as secretary-general of the Organization of American States.

Prosecutor’s Office files embezzlement charges against former Costa Rican President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

Two National Insurance Institute top officials were also charged.

Court of appeals overturns conviction of ex-president Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

A court of appeals Friday overturned the conviction of ex-Costa Rican President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1998-2002) and acquitted him on the charge of "instigating corruption" in a case of influence peddling with the Costa Rican Electricity Institute and French telecommunications giant Alcatel.

Ex-Prez Miguel Ángel Rodríguez receives 5-year jail term in bribe case

Judge bans former Costa Rican president from serving in public office for 12 years. Rodríguez is second ex-president to receive prison sentence since 2009.
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