Argentina drops two money laundering cases against Cristina Kirchner and siblings
19 May 2020

In the midst of the pandemic, Argentine vice president Cristina Fernandez managed one of the objectives that the opposition claims were part of the political agreement with current head of state Alberto Fernandez, who was elected with the landslide of votes from the former president.

In effect last week the Argentine Anti Corruption Office announced that it was withdrawing as a plaintiff in the money laundering court cases involving the Kirchner family, mother Cristina and siblings Maximo and Florencia.

Lawyers from the Anti Corruption Office headed by ex prosecutor Felix Crorus said that the monitoring of the case belongs more to the Ministry of Economy Unit of Financial Information, which precisely specializes in money laundering, plus the fact his office has limited resources to address past cases.

The money laundering scheme was simple, in exchange for public works contracts to Kirchner family close friends, the entrepreneurs Lazaro Baez and Cristobal Lopez would supposedly keep the hotels fully “booked” at above market rates for years, but actually were never occupied.

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