Argentina's former vice president, Amado Boudou, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of corruption while serving under former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The charges related to Boudou's attempt to buy a company that printed currency through a front business while serving as Cristina Fernández economy minister.
Ex Argentine vice-president under Cristina Fernandez, Amado Boudou, has joined other former ministers, deputy ministers, top officials and Kirchner family associates who are in jail awaiting for trial on multiple corruption charges. The joke in Buenos Aires is that any moment they will be holding a cabinet meeting once ex president Cristina Fernandez joins them.
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.
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.
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.
Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou, his girlfriend the journalist Agustina Kampfer, his personal friend and business partner José María Nuñez Carmona, and the Belgian citizen and businessman Alejandro Vandenbroele, were charged on Monday of embezzlement by Federal Prosecutor Jorge Di Lello.
Tens of leading Argentine journalists gathered in Buenos Aires in a television program where each of them was invited to make public what question they would like to ask President Cristina Fernandez in obvious reference to the difficulties to have access to the Argentine head of state and her very limited contact with the press.