Do you have information on people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who have used the United States financial system to move or launder money resulting from criminal activities? If so, please contact us, the US prosecutor said yesterday.
The Joe Biden government announced the creation of a hotline to report corruption allegations in these three countries, the fight against which he considers key to addressing the causes of irregular migration from Central America to the United States.
“Corruption and impunity in the region weaken democracy, incentivize migration, and pose a threat to national security,” said Kenneth Polite, deputy attorney general of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, introducing the initiative.
Possible acts of corruption or ill-gotten movements of capital can be reported to the FBI at the email address [email protected], both in English and Spanish, he explained.
The information will then be examined by the Northern Triangle Anti-Corruption Task Force, launched in June by the US prosecutor’s office in the framework of the work entrusted by Biden to Vice President Kamala Harris to address the growing influx of undocumented immigrants to the southern US border.
This group must determine if there is a jurisdictional link with the United States in order to investigate, prosecute and, eventually, seize and return the stolen assets to Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans, according to a statement.