Argentine prosecutor wants ex-leader probed for laundering

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 2:06 AM

Telam reported Saturday that Guillermo Marijuan made the formal request to Judge Sebastian Casanello, who's overseeing an investigation that involves a businessman with near ties to Fernandez.

Argentine prosecutor wants ex-leader probed for laundering

Argentina'south state news agency is reporting that a federal prosecutor has asked that former President Cristina Fernandez be investigated in a money laundering probe.

Telam reported Saturday that Guillermo Marijuan made the formal request to Judge Sebastian Casanello, who's overseeing an investigation that involves a businessman with near ties to Fernandez. Below Argentine law, such a request is the precursor to charges, which should be decided on by a judge.

Calls to Casanello'south office weren't returned. Messages sent to Marijuan and Fernandez seeking proof were also not immediately returned.

Fernandez, whose second duration ended in December, has long been dogged by allegations of corruption. Earlier this week, businessman Lazaro Baez was arrested on charges that he laundered over $5 million. Baez refused to testify and remains in jail.

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