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Guatemala detains former VP Roxana Baldetti, who resigned as graft scandal implicated aide

  • In this April 19, 2015 photo, Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti speaks during a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City. Guatemalan authorities have detained the once powerful vice president, who resigned earlier this year after a corruption scandal reached into her inner circle. The prosecutor's office said Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, that she is suspected of fiscal fraud. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    In this April 19, 2015 photo, Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti speaks during a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City. Guatemalan authorities have detained the once powerful vice president, who resigned earlier this year after a corruption scandal reached into her inner circle. The prosecutor's office said Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, that she is suspected of fiscal fraud. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this April 19, 2015 photo, Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti attends a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City. Guatemalan authorities have detained the once powerful vice president, who resigned earlier this year after a corruption scandal reached into her inner circle. The prosecutor's office said Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, that she is suspected of fiscal fraud. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    In this April 19, 2015 photo, Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti attends a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City. Guatemalan authorities have detained the once powerful vice president, who resigned earlier this year after a corruption scandal reached into her inner circle. The prosecutor's office said Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, that she is suspected of fiscal fraud. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this April 19, 2015 photo, Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti speaks during a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City. Guatemalan authorities have detained the once powerful vice president, who resigned earlier this year after a corruption scandal reached into her inner circle. The prosecutor's office said Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, that she is suspected of fiscal fraud. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    In this April 19, 2015 photo, Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti speaks during a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City. Guatemalan authorities have detained the once powerful vice president, who resigned earlier this year after a corruption scandal reached into her inner circle. The prosecutor's office said Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, that she is suspected of fiscal fraud. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

Guatemalan authorities have detained former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned earlier this year after a corruption scandal reached into her inner circle.

The prosecutor's office said Friday that she is suspected of fiscal fraud.

The scandal at the customs agency involved kickbacks paid in exchange for lower import duties.

The corruption ring allegedly was led by Baldetti's private secretary.