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Former president Argentina indicted for corruption

Former president Argentina indicted for corruption

The former president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is prosecuted for serious offences around corruption and other abuses of public office.

This has a court in the South American country.

Argentine media reported Tuesday that the 63-year-old Fernández de Kirchner, together with eleven others for the right answers because of “an illegal conspiracy that fraudulent directors to the purpose stated”.

The criminal investigation focuses on possible illegal allocation by her government of public contracts to certain economic operators.

Judge Julián Ercolini has money and goods of the ex-president for a value of more than € 615 million to freeze. Among the defendants are also ex-ministers and zakenmagnaat Lázaro Báez.

Fernández de Kirchner followed in 2007, her husband Néstor Kirchner (1950-2010) as president of the country and reigned until the end of 2015. Both are leaders of the radical wing of the Peronistische movement. This populist movement originated with the regime of dictator Juan Perón (1895-1974).

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