Former Argentine Public Works Ministry official José López, who had been convicted for corruption after being caught on camera carrying bags of money into a convent outside Buenos Aires, has posted bail and was freed from jail.
An Argentine court Tuesday granted parole to Former Argentine Public Works Secretary José López, who is serving a 7.5-year jail sentence for his involvement in what became known as the bags of money case.
An Argentine court rejected on Monday a request from lawyers to throw out a corruption case against former president and current vice-presidential candidate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
A court on Wednesday sentenced former Argentine secretary of Public Works minister Jose Lopez to six years in prison after he was caught by police trying to hide bags stuffed with US$9 million in cash at a Buenos Aires convent.
Argentina's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's corruption trial can go ahead; after protesters demonstrated against rumours the case might be delayed. Trial is set to begin on Tuesday over accusations that CFK favoured businessman Lazaro Baez in the attribution of 52 public works contracts worth 46 billion pesos (US$1.2 billion) during her 2007-15 presidency.
Former Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will stand trial for the first time on February 26, after a court rejected her bid to postpone proceedings over alleged embezzlement against her and other former government officials.
The son of Argentine ex president Cristina Fernandez, Máximo Kirchner will appear later this month in court to testify in the so-called notebooks of corruption investigation, after Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio summoned the national congressman.
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 ex-president, Cristina Fernandez, has been subpoenaed to testify next 20 October as part of an investigation into the awarding of public works contracts during her 2007-2015 administration, according to court papers filed on Monday. She denies wrongdoing and corruption claims, and accuses Argentina's current leader, Mauricio Macri, of using the courts to persecute her.
A majority of Argentines, 63% believe that former president Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of the corruption actions attributed to her ex Public Works minister Jose Lopez, who was caught handling bags with almost nine million dollars cash in a Buenos Aires suburban convent, while 21% are of the contrary opinion.