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Argentina offering reward for the recovery of assets from corruption scheme

Friday, August 17th 2018 - 11:01 UTC
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Security Minister Patricia Bullrich signed an order Thursday offering 5% of the money recovered, up to US$ 675,000. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich signed an order Thursday offering 5% of the money recovered, up to US$ 675,000.
Authorities are investigating alleged corruption over more than a decade during the governments of Cristina Fernandez and her predecessor Nestor Kirchner Authorities are investigating alleged corruption over more than a decade during the governments of Cristina Fernandez and her predecessor Nestor Kirchner

Argentina is offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of money from a case in which former President Cristina Fernandez is accused of leading a corruption scheme involving officials and business leaders.

 Security Minister Patricia Bullrich signed an order Thursday offering 5% of the money recovered, up to US$ 675,000.

Authorities are investigating alleged corruption over more than a decade during the governments of Fernandez and her predecessor and late husband, Nestor Kirchner.

The driver of one of the accused allegedly kept notebooks with information on his deliveries of bags of cash paid in exchange for the granting of public contracts in 2005-2015.

So far, 14 people have been arrested. Fernandez denies any wrongdoing. She is currently a senator, a post that gives her immunity from prosecution.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • Marc1

    I live in Buenos Aires and as each day passes the news of this corruption scandal gets more bewildering and astonishing.
    This will far exceed the Brazil Lava Jato cases by a very long way, yet the most frustrating aspect is that woman's senatorial immunity.

    Aug 18th, 2018 - 02:56 pm +4
  • Chicureo

    This article is priceless! It implies the governments suspicions of the enormity of the criminal fraud committed by Cristina probably far exceeds 13 million US Dollars.
    A wise move as the wicked witch probably guilty of stealing ten times that amount...

    Aug 17th, 2018 - 04:04 pm +2
  • golfcronie

    Enrique, did you purposely forgot to mention the Cristina years in government, when Argentina started to go down the pan financially. probably best not to mention those years.

    Aug 18th, 2018 - 07:16 am +2
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