Argentina’s ex-Vice president, Amado Boudou bags 5 years in jail for corruption

Argentina’s ex-Vice president, Amado Boudou bags 5 years in jail for corruption

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Argentina’s former Vice President Amado Boudou was sentenced on Tuesday to 5 years and 10 months in jail for “bribery and enterprise dealings incompatible with public service.”  

Boudou, who served from 2011 to 2015 alongside then President Cristina Fernandez, was additionally barred for life from holding public workplace and fined 90,000 pesos (3,214 U.S. {dollars}). He was convicted by a federal felony courtroom in relation to the so-called Ciccone Case, which alleged he profited from awarding authorities contracts to an organization known as Ciccone Printing, the one personal firm enabled to print cash aside from the state mint.  

The case has been transferring via the judicial system since at the least 2012. Others convicted of wrongdoing included Nicolas Ciccone, the previous proprietor of the printer. In his defence earlier than sentencing, Boudou denied the allegations.

“Politicians who observe the trail of the highly effective, stroll with out issues. Politicians who resolve to remodel actuality are persecuted, at first by the media after which by the authorized system,” stated Boudou. The pinnacle of the nationwide anti-corruption company, Laura Alonso, hailed the “historic trial,” saying “for the primary time in Argentina a vp has been convicted. The judicial department is free to punish corruption,” she added.

http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2018/8/argentinas-ex-vice-president-amado-boudou-bags-5-years-in-jail-for-corruption.html

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