Former Argentine vice president freed pending corruption trial

From Reuters - January 12, 2018

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentinas former economy minister and vice president, Amado Boudou, was freed from jail on Friday after an appeals court ruled that he was unlikely to interfere in a corruption case against him.

Boudou, who served under former President Cristina Fernandez, was arrested in early November on racketeering and money laundering charges. His lawyer said at the time that assertions Boudou might try to meddle in the case were preposterous.

The ex-minister, who denies any wrongdoing, told reporterson Friday night that the justice system had committed an abuse by jailing him.

Boudou was the second senior official from Fernandezs government to have been detained.


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