Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner was charged in yet another corruption investigation on Monday, in this case over the fraudulent import of liquid gas. Judge Claudio Bonadio, who Cristina Kirchner accuses of political persecution, requested that the ex-president be placed in pre-trial detention, but her partial immunity as a senator shields her from imprisonment.
The corruption trial of former Argentina president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, CFK, set to begin next week, has been postponed until May, authorities said on Monday. It is one of several corruption trials facing the opposition Peronist politician, who turned 66 on Tuesday.
The Argentine judge overseeing an investigation into the so-called notebook scandal has indicted billionaire Paolo Rocca as part of a graft case. Shares of steel pipe-maker Tenaris SA, in which he is the majority shareholder, plunged in Italy.
Argentina ex-president and Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will retain her parliamentary immunity for the rest of the year following the ruling coalition's Senate block failed attempt on Tuesday afternoon to address the issue.
One bomb went off at Buenos Aires' Recoleta cemetery and another was exploded in a contained setting after being found near the car of Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio Wednesday in separate incidents that bear a few points in common. For example, both artifacts were visibly home-made.
Police accompanied by sniffer dogs searched the homes of Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner on Thursday as the investigation intensified into the so-called “notebooks” corruption scandal that has rocked the country.