Venezuela arrests judge who issued drug trafficking sentence prosecutors disliked

February 11, 2015 3:00 PM

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CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan authorities have arrested a judge less than 24 hours after he issued a sentence in a high-profile drug trafficking case that prosecutors say is too lenient.

The state prosecutor's office says Ali Fabricio Paredes will face charges related to favoritism in the case of a drug kingpin.

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