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Guatemala vice president Baldetti steps down amid corruption scandal implicating top aide

  • FILE - In this April 19, 2015 file photo, Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti listens to a question from journalists during a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City.  President Otto Perez Molina announced Friday, May 8, 2015, that Baldetti will leave office. She is resigning amid a customs corruption scandal that has implicated her former private secretary. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

    FILE - In this April 19, 2015 file photo, Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti listens to a question from journalists during a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City. President Otto Perez Molina announced Friday, May 8, 2015, that Baldetti will leave office. She is resigning amid a customs corruption scandal that has implicated her former private secretary. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • People celebrate after Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that has implicated her former private secretary, in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City, Friday, May 8, 2015. President Otto Perez Molina announced on Friday that Baldetti will leave office. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    People celebrate after Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that has implicated her former private secretary, in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City, Friday, May 8, 2015. President Otto Perez Molina announced on Friday that Baldetti will leave office. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • People celebrate after Guatemala’s Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that has implicated her former private secretary, in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City, Friday, May 8, 2015. President Otto Perez Molina announced Friday that Baldetti will leave office. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    People celebrate after Guatemala’s Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that has implicated her former private secretary, in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City, Friday, May 8, 2015. President Otto Perez Molina announced Friday that Baldetti will leave office. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

Guatemala's vice president is resigning amid a customs corruption scandal that has implicated her former private secretary.

President Otto Perez Molina announced Friday that Vice President Roxana Baldetti will leave office.

He says she is doing so "voluntarily" and intends to cooperate with investigators.

Baldetti had previously resisted calls that she step down.

Her onetime aide, Juan Carlos Monzon Rojas, is alleged to have been the ringleader of a scheme in which officials defrauded the state of millions of dollars by taking bribes to charge lower customs duties.