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Montevideo, November 19th 2017 - 03:18 UTC

Former Argentine VP Amado Boudou arrested

Friday, November 3rd 2017 - 12:03 UTC
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Boudou was economy minister during CFK's first presidency (2007-2011) and became her running mate for her second term (2011-2015) to succeed the non-Peronist Julio Cobos. Boudou was economy minister during CFK's first presidency (2007-2011) and became her running mate for her second term (2011-2015) to succeed the non-Peronist Julio Cobos.

Following orders from Federal Judge Ariel Lijo, Argentine Coast Guard officers placed Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's second vice president Amado Boudou under arrest early Friday for illicit enrichment.

 Judicial authorities found Boudou's wealth to have increased in an unexplainable manner. His friend and business associate José María Núñez Carmona was also arrested, both at their riverside homes in the Puerto Madero area in Buenos Aires, hence the Coast Guard's jurisdiction.

They were both transferred in handcuffs to a court where they were to be questioned later Friday.

Last week, federal prosecutor Jorge Di Lello requested that Boudou justify the origin of $ 80,000, the purchase of an apartment from his ex-girlfriend and the estate of Núñez Carmona.

According to Lijo's brief, Boudou faces three counts of illicit association and money laundering. Boudou is singled out as leader of the illegal organisation, while Núñez Carmona is considered to have been just an one-time organizer.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    “wealth to have increased in an unexplainable manner”

    Remind me Christina, where did you get all of your wealth from?

    I think that once they get one person, present them with the mass of evidence against them so they realise they are well and truly caught and then offer leniency in return for information of their co-conspirators the dominoes start to fall. The same thing is happening in the US with the current White House. I hope the process continues until all of the guilty are convicted.

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 04:00 pm +5
  • ElaineB

    @ ZB

    Let's hope they squeal and take down the whole Kirchner family.

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 04:26 pm +5
  • imoyaro

    So who's next? Oscar “El Ejecutador” Parrilli? Florencio “Loverboy” Randazzo? Luis “ El Piquetero” D'Elia? Fernando “Cabeza Quebracho” Esteche? Jorge “Coqui” Capitanich? So many choices...

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 11:39 pm +3
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