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GUATEMALA CITY — Jean Anleu was so fed up with corruption in his country that he decided to vent on the Internet, sending a 96-character message on the social-networking site Twitter.
That message has now earned him a potential five-year prison sentence and the unfortunate distinction of becoming one of the first people in the world to be arrested for a tweet.
provides for five years in prison and a $6,200 fine for spreading false information that undermines the public's trust in a financial institution.