Argentina's vice-president Amado Boudou is expected to stand trial within the next two weeks, for his involvement in the transfer of the former Ciccone mint, the company that prints Argentina's peso bills. The decision by Federal Judge Ariel Lijo follows on the Federal Cassation Court confirming the indictment Boudou on charges of bribery and negotiations incompatible with public office (conflict of interests).
An Argentine Federal Chamber has confirmed the prosecution of Vice President Amado Boudou for “bribery and negotiations incompatible with the public administration” in the case investigating Cristina Fernandez second-in-command for his alleged involvement in the purchase of the ex printing company Ciccone Calcografica.
Argentina's controversial Vice-President Amado Boudou received yet another judicial headache on the same day as he took over the role of the country's interim head of the Executive as President Cristina Fernández travelled to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis this Saturday.
The negative image of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez climbed this month to 43.8%, the highest since last May, according to the latest release of the Management & Fit public opinion polls, published in the Buenos Aires media.
Argentine Vice-president and acting president while Cristina Fernandez is off to Brazil, and who was summoned this week for a hearing in a criminal probe for alleged irregularities in the purchase of a vehicle, was granted another seven days, but if he does not turn up Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio will ask Congress for his impeachment.
Controversial vice-president Amado Boudou will fill in for President Cristina Fernández and head Wednesday's Argentine Independence Day celebration in San Miguel de Tucumán. The deputy was entrusted with leading the ceremony following a meeting Monday afternoon at the presidential residence in Olivos, as Cristina continues her recovery from pharyngeal laryngitis.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández has been forced to call off all official activities following a “pharyngeal laryngitis condition” with the medical team in charge of the head of state’s health deciding on a 24-hour rest at least.
An Argentine judge has charged Vice President Amado Boudou with bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office in the acquisition of the company that prints the country's currency and of later benefiting from government contracts.
The investigation hearing into Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou's alleged involvement in the Ciccone print-works case, came to a close for the day on Monday after the politician declared for over five hours. With strong security from the moment he arrived and left the court room, he was also profusely insulted by a crowd that had gathered outside.
Argentina's Vice President Amado Boudou has been summoned for questioning as a potential defendant in a corruption case, a Buenos Aires court said on Friday. The allegations date from Boudou's 2009-2011 tenure as Economy minister.