Guatemala's Constitutional Court has removed the new attorney general amid allegations of corruption. The ruling means Conrado Reyes must hand the reins of the Attorney General's Office back to an interim top prosecutor who was in charge before his nomination.
On Monday, the chief of a U.N. commission responsible for battling corruption and crime in Guatemala resigned and accused Reyes of having a history of ties to organized crime.
Reyes denies the allegations. But he promised Thursday night to comply with the court's ruling and cede office.
A commission will now repeat the process of compiling a list of candidates from which President Alvaro Colom will choose a new attorney general.