For­mer pres­i­dent’s as­sets frozen

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

A judge in Buenos Aires has frozen the as­sets of for­mer Ar­gen­tine Pres­i­dent Cristina Fer­nan­dez de Kirch­ner.

Ms Fer­nan­dez has been ac­cused of mak­ing fraud­u­lent for­eign cur­rency trans­ac­tions last year in the fi­nal months of her gov­ern­ment.

She has de­nied the allegations and ac­cused the centre-right gov­ern­ment of Mauri­cio Macri of plot­ting against her.

Some of her clos­est aides are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for al­leged mis­han­dling of pub­lic funds.

“The ha­rass­ment by what I call the ‘ju­di­cial party’ has be­come ridicu­lous,” Ms Fer­nan­dez said in a press con­fer­ence af­ter ap­pear­ing in court.

Hun­dreds of po­lice of­fi­cers were de­ployed out­side the court build­ing where the hear­ing took place.

Ms Fer­nan­dez was charged in May for al­legedly or­der­ing ir­reg­u­lar cen­tral bank trans­ac­tions in the US dol­lar fu­tures mar­ket.

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