Tag: Amado Boudou

Amado Boudou
Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Argentina's vice-president to stand trial on bribery and conflict of interests charges

Amado Boudou, the playboy and rock guitar player vice-president, personally picked by Cristina Fernandez but who has fallen in disgrace

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).

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 04:04 UTC

Argentine Justice confirms prosecution of Vice-president Boudou on bribery charges

The investigation centers on whether Boudou helped Ciccone get out of bankruptcy in 2010 and later steered a contract to new owners to print money.

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.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 07:02 UTC

No end to fraud cases involving Cristina Fernandez vice-president Boudou

With Cristina in the Vatican and later in the week in New York, Boudou is formally Argentina's president

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.

Monday, September 15th 2014 - 05:07 UTC

Free fall for Cristina Fernandez with record negative image and support

The Argentine leader in October 2011 was re-elected with 54% of ballots; now only 26.5% support her

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.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 06:49 UTC

Judge warns Argentine VP of impeachment if he does not turn up for questioning

Boudou was summoned to court this week but asked for a suspension since he was to replace Cristina Fernandez

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.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 08:43 UTC

Indicted Boudou will replace Cristina Fernandez on Argentine Independence Day

Vice-president Boudou has been indicted on several corruption charges regarding the takeover of a money printing company

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.

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 - 23:37 UTC

Cristina Fernandez suspends all activities because of 'laryngitis'; more time to deal with Boudou's case

Suspending her trip to Paraguay means Cristina Fernandez won't be replaced by vice-president Boudou indicted for corruption

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.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:07 UTC

Argentine vice-president Amado Boudou charged with bribery

Boudou is accused of using shell companies and secret middlemen to gain control of the printing company

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.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 08:34 UTC

Argentine VP challenges the court and demands to further testify on corruption charges

Boudou surrounded by bodyguards and the media when he arrived at the court house

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.

Saturday, May 31st 2014 - 07:28 UTC

Argentine Vice president summoned in corruption case; opposition demand his resignation

Boudou and Cristina, back in 2011 and following victory, good close friends but not so much nowadays

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.

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