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Former IMF director and Spanish minister detained accused of fraud

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 03:26 UTC
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The former director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Spaniard Rodrigo Rato, has been detained by police in Madrid. Rato, who has also been Economy Minister during Spanish President José María Aznar’s administration, is accused of money laundering and fraud. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    “ He denies wrongdoing” of course he does, he has not had a trial and been convicted. Not likely to say “ Ok Guv you got me bang to rights I did it ” is he?
    Another Latino must be in the bloodline.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    This is the IMF. Some 75℅ of IMF investments go to Europe and USA. These are your Rats.

    Try to smear it off on the Latins, all while reaping the fruit of corruption...

    No wonder your perceived corruption is so low.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 08:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, Breakdowns R Us, you are FUNNY. Stupid but FUNNY.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Not only perceived but actual!

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • sceptic64

    Typical of those of Spanish origins - ie both Spanish and Argentine.

    Corrupt to the core.

    Rato is a thief and a liar. Always has been, always will be. I'd say that it won't be long before his fellow criminals - Rajoy, Aznar etc - join him in jail, but the Spanish legal system is so blatantly corrupted that there's little chance of that.

    He's been thrown to the wolves because he was dispensible, but we know this dirt is attached to the entire PP. The only disgrace here is that it has taken the sackings of two judges and three police chiefs to get a couple of the principal thieves into custody.

    Third world country masquerading as a democracy

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Agreed, and the whole gang should join them in prison, the whole lot.
    Blair, Bush, the Australian guy.

    The whole lot, as vriminals of war and crimes against humanity.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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