Friday, February 13, 2015

Argentine President Charged In Alleged Cover Up

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and several others are facing charges arising from an alleged attempt to cover up of the involvement of Iranian officials in a terrorist attack.  From Bloomberg Business:
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was charged by a prosecutor with trying to cover up the alleged involvement of Iranian officials in the country’s worst terrorist attack. Now a judge must decide whether to pursue the case.
In a document filed to federal court, Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita formally accused Fernandez, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, lawmaker Andres Larroque and other government supporters of trying to remove Iranian officials from Interpol lists in a 2013 accord, in exchange for trade preferences. Pollicita’s 62-page statement was posted on the prosecutor general’s website.
As president, Fernandez has an immunity which can be removed by an impeachment proceeding by Argentina's Congress.  Her term in office will expire in December.  Read the full story.

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