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El Salvador's top prosecutors asks for arrest of ex-President Flores

El Salvador's top prosecutor says he has asked a judge to order the arrest of former President Francisco Flores, who is accused of embezzlement, illegal enrichment and disobedience.

Attorney General Luis Martinez says prosecutors have evidence Flores embezzled around $5.3 million.

Fiscal crimes prosecutor Tobias Menjivar says Flores allegedly mismanaged another $10 million that was donated 10 years ago by Taiwan's government during Flores' presidency from 1999 to 2004.

Documents seeking Flores' arrest were filed Wednesday with a court in the capital, San Salvador.

Martinez says it will up to a judge to request Interpol's help in arresting Flores, whose whereabouts are unknown.

Flores has said he received the money personally from Taiwan and handed it over to the intended state projects. He has offered no proof of the handover.