The release of former Argentine Vicepresident Amado Boudou was ordered Tuesday by a three-member court on condition that he posts bail in the amount of one million pesos (around US$ 26,500) and wears a GPS tracking device around his ankle.
As Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is about to arrive in Argentina for the upcoming G-20 Summit, a US-based human rights NGO Monday filed a request before Buenos Aires Federal Judge Ariel Lijo that the Universal Justice criteria be applied to him as intellectual author of the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, October 2 last, and for crimes against humanity in Yemen.
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).
Argentine Federal Judge Ariel Lijo has dismissed the obstruction of justice complaint filed by journalist Cristian Sanz against President Cristina Fernández for lacking “solid argumentation”.
The President of Argentina's Federal Criminal Appeals Court, Martín Irurzun, has ordered Judge Daniel Rafecas to take late AMIA special prosecutor’s complaint against President Cristina Fernández and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman for allegedly covering up Iranian officials suspected of attacking the AMIA Jewish community centre.
Two judges on Monday declined to handle the allegations brought by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman against Argentina's president, charging her with seeking to derail his investigation of the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.
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.
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.
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.