VP’s bribery charge

Taranaki Daily News - - World -

Ar­gentina’s Vice-Pres­i­dent Amado Boudou has been charged with bribery and con­duct­ing busi­ness in­com­pat­i­ble with pub­lic of­fice, adding to the woes of Pres­i­dent Cristina Fer­nan­dez. Boudou is ac­cused of us­ing shell com­pa­nies and se­cret mid­dle­men to gain con­trol of a com­pany that was given con­tracts to print the Ar­gen­tine peso, as well as ma­te­rial for Fer­nan­dez’s elec­tion cam­paign. A federal judge or­dered an em­bargo on 200,000 pe­sos (NZ$28,000) of Boudou’s property. He will re­main free while he waits for trial along with five other de­fen­dants.

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