Senate postpones debate over property searches by Cristina Kirchner

Senate postpones debate over property searches by Cristina Kirchner

Argentine courts try to determine whether Cristina has led a broad network of corruption that has implicated leading politicians and companies.

Case to be debated next weekREUTERS / Martin Acosta - 9.8.2018Former Argentine President and Senator Cristina Kirchner won support from the Senate on Wednesday, where she maintained immunity that prevents the courts from seizing some of her property as part of an investigation into bribery during her rule.The court is trying to determine whether Cristina has led a broad network of corruption that has implicated politicians and leading businesses, a scandal that erupted this month thanks to copies of notebooks that the driver of one of the accused kept.To register the former president's property, the court needs the Senate seal, which should also decide whether to deprive her of immunity if Judge Claudio Bonadio, who is responsible for the investigation, asks for the arrest of the current senator in the future.But the upper house of Congress did not muster the necessary amount of parliamentarians to handle the request for justice.This was the second time the Senate has not ...


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