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Accused leader of Guatemala corruption ring turns himself in to authorities

  • Juan Carlos Monzon Rojas, left, the personal secretary of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, listens to his lawyer Francisco Garcia Gudiel during a court hearing after he turned himself in to authorities in Guatemala City, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Monzon is accused by authorities of being the head of a corruption ring, known as "La Linea," in which businesses allegedly paid kickbacks to government officials in exchange for lower import duties, which is believed to have bilked the government of millions of dollars. The corruption scandal has rocked the Guatemalan government and so far has caused the resignation of former President Otto Perez Molina and Baldetti, both jailed and facing charges for allegedly receiving the illegal payments. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

    Juan Carlos Monzon Rojas, left, the personal secretary of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, listens to his lawyer Francisco Garcia Gudiel during a court hearing after he turned himself in to authorities in Guatemala City, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Monzon is accused by authorities of being the head of a corruption ring, known as "La Linea," in which businesses allegedly paid kickbacks to government officials in exchange for lower import duties, which is believed to have bilked the government of millions of dollars. The corruption scandal has rocked the Guatemalan government and so far has caused the resignation of former President Otto Perez Molina and Baldetti, both jailed and facing charges for allegedly receiving the illegal payments. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)  (The Associated Press)

  • Juan Carlos Monzon Rojas, the personal secretary of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, appears before a court after he turned himself in to authorities in Guatemala City, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Monzon is accused by authorities of being the head of a corruption ring, known as "La Linea," in which businesses allegedly paid kickbacks to government officials in exchange for lower import duties, which is believed to have bilked the government of millions of dollars. The corruption scandal has rocked the Guatemalan government and so far has caused the resignation of former President Otto Perez Molina and Baldetti, both jailed and facing charges for allegedly receiving the illegal payments. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

    Juan Carlos Monzon Rojas, the personal secretary of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, appears before a court after he turned himself in to authorities in Guatemala City, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Monzon is accused by authorities of being the head of a corruption ring, known as "La Linea," in which businesses allegedly paid kickbacks to government officials in exchange for lower import duties, which is believed to have bilked the government of millions of dollars. The corruption scandal has rocked the Guatemalan government and so far has caused the resignation of former President Otto Perez Molina and Baldetti, both jailed and facing charges for allegedly receiving the illegal payments. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)  (The Associated Press)

Juan Carlos Monzon Rojas, the alleged leader of a customs corruption scandal that has rocked the Guatemalan government, has turned himself into authorities.

A Guatemala judge has set a hearing for Monzon early Monday.

Monzon, the personal secretary of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, is accused by authorities of being the head of corruption ring in which businesses allegedly paid kickbacks to government officials in exchange for lower import duties. It is believed that the scheme bilked the government of millions of dollars.

The scandal so far has caused former President Otto Perez Molina and Baldetti to resign. Both are jailed and are facing charges for allegedly receiving the illegal payments.