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Argentina’s Fernandez Denies Taking Bribes

BUENOS AIRES – Cristina Fernandez described on Monday as absurd the fact that she is being accused of taking bribes during the 12 years she and late husband Nestor Kirchner governed Argentina, and said once more that she is the victim of judicial persecution.

“It seems that besides working as head of the executive branch by popular vote for eight years, I had the time to lead all the criminal projects I’m being accused of,” Fernandez, now a senator, said in a brief responding to the latest charges against her.

Her attorneys are asking for the charges to be dropped and have challenged both Judge Claudio Bonadio and the federal prosecutor who brought the case for bias.

At the start of the month, Bonadio ordered the arrest of dozens of business owners and executives and former government officials based on the notebooks that a chauffeur of the Planning Ministry wrote over a decade, in which he detailed how he carried in his auto bags full of dollars to be allegedly handed out to members of the 2003-2007 Kirchner administration and the 2007-2015 tenure of Fernandez.

Amid tight security, the former head of state appeared Monday in the federal court of Buenos Aires to comply with the subpoena ordered by Bonadio, which whom she maintains a tense enmity after he tried her on other charges, to the point tof requesting her arrest late last year.

Since her successor, rightist Mauricio Macri, became president, Fernandez said in the brief, she has “been submitted to multiple judicial persecutions, only comparable to the one carried out in times when the validity of the National Constitution was suspended.”

After defining as “absurd” this new case accusing her of taking bribes, Fernandez said it was due to the “constant interference of the Macri government in the judicial system.”

About her decision to present a written brief, Fernandez denied it was a “strategy not to testify” and recalled that for more than two years she has been calling for a “serious, impartial” investigation of all public works projects from 2003 to the present.

 

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