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Ex-Costa Rican President Figueres Implicated in Corruption Scandal

LADB Article ID: 53856
Category/Department: Costa Rica
Date: 2000-06-08
By: LADB Staff

A report prepared by the governing-party majority in the Legislative Assembly on the Social Compensation Fund (Fondo de Compensacion Social) scandal has brought rebukes from former President Jose Maria Figueres (1994-1998) and members of his administration who were named as culpable. The scandal erupted in 1998 when authorities discovered that money was missing from two social funds. One was the Family Assistance Fund (Fondo de Desarrollo Social y de Asignaciones Familiares, FODESAF).

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