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Argentine prosecution accuses President Macri of conflicts of interest

Wednesday, February 15th 2017 - 09:18 UTC
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Prosecutors and Macri's opponents allege the president's family business benefited from the financial terms of the deal, which they say canceled part of the debt. Prosecutors and Macri's opponents allege the president's family business benefited from the financial terms of the deal, which they say canceled part of the debt.

An Argentine prosecutor on Tuesday demanded a judicial investigation into alleged financial conflicts of interest by the country's President Mauricio Macri and family. Macri is accused of a conflict of interest in overseeing a deal as president to settle debts incurred by the postal service in a period when it was controlled by his father's business. His government has denied any wrongdoing.

 Public prosecutor Juan Pedro Zoni filed the demand with a federal judge who must now decide whether to launch a full judicial investigation.

Prosecutors and Macri's opponents allege the conservative president's family business benefited unfairly from the financial terms of the deal, which they say effectively canceled part of the debt.

Leftist opposition lawmaker Victoria Donda branded it an “act of corruption,” in comments on the radio.

Argentine authorities in December opened a separate investigation into Macri for alleged nepotism in a decree that extended a tax amnesty to his father and other officials' families.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • golfcronie

    HaHa Enrique, your statement implies that the Kirchners were not honest and transparent.LOL

    Feb 16th, 2017 - 10:14 am +1
  • DemonTree

    So at the same time as he goes after CFK for corruption, Macri is creating his own scandals. He was supposed to be bringing in more honesty and transparency; does he think the voters won't care? Worse, is he right?

    Feb 15th, 2017 - 08:32 pm 0
  • Think

    This is his end...
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUIQgEVDM4

    Feb 15th, 2017 - 10:06 pm 0
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