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  HOME | Argentina

Former Argentine VP Arrested on Racketeering Charges

BUENOS AIRES – Former Argentine vice president Amado Boudou was arrested on Friday for alleged racketeering and money laundering dating back to 2009, when he held the post of economy minister.

Boudou, who served as former head of state Cristina Fernandez’s vice president from 2011 to 2015, was taken into custody along with his alleged business partner, Jose Maria Nuñez Carmona, judicial officials told the Telam news agency.

The 55-year-old Boudou was arrested in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Puerto Madero.

A few days ago, the prosecutor in the case subpoenaed Boudou to attend a deposition and explain certain inconsistencies in asset declarations on his tax returns, alleging that there was evidence of illicit enrichment.

The former vice president, a controversial figure during the years of center-left rule by “Kirchnerismo” (Fernandez and her late husband Nestor Kirchner), is currently on trial for allegedly using his influence as economy minister to secretly acquire a company contracted to print Argentina’s currency.

He was acquitted in a document-forgery case in 2016 and also found not guilty in July of falsifying documents in connection with an auto purchase.

In late September, a judge ordered Boudou to stand trial for alleged irregularities in the 2009 purchase of 19 luxury automobiles for the Economy Ministry.

 

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