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A Paraguayan judge has ordered the arrest of air force Col. Gustavo Stroessner, son of deposed President Alfredo Stroessner, for “illegal enrichment” through extortion and influence peddling. The younger Stroessner accompanied his father into Brazilian exile on Feb. 5, two days after Gen. Andres Rodriguez staged a violent coup. Judge Dario Caballero said he acted after receiving a detailed police report accusing Col. Stroessner, 46, of “making a great fortune illegally.” He said police accused the colonel of demanding $700,000 a month in protection payments from two shops that sell Paraguay’s popular lottery game. Police also accused Stroessner of making “a great fortune in public works bids” by rigging bids in favor of his construction company.


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