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Sun Feb 28, 2016, 10:03 PM

Bolivian prosecutor orders president's ex-girlfriend jailed

Source: AFP

A Bolivian prosecutor on Sunday ordered President Evo Morales's ex-girlfriend to be held in a public jail, saying she was a flight risk as she faces a string of corruption charges.

Gabriela Zapata, 28, is a senior manager at the local office of Chinese engineering group CAMC, which has won several contracts for large construction projects in Bolivia.

Zapata faces charges of money laundering, embezzlement and abuse of influence, said prosecutor Edwin Blanco.

Blanco said that jail was justified because there was evidence that Zapata was preparing to travel, and that unnamed government workers might "modify, hide and suppress documentation" relating to the case.

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