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Argentine Vice-President Boudou charged in corruption case

Zone(s): Argentina ¦ Sector(s): Politics

[28 June 2014, BBC News] Argentine Vice-President Amado Boudou has been charged in a corruption case.  Mr Boudou is suspected of using his influence when he was economy minister to ensure that a contract to print Argentina’s currency was awarded to a company he allegedly controlled. Earlier this month, he was questioned for more than seven hours by a judge, in a closed-door court session. If convicted, he faces up to six years in jail. He denies any wrongdoing and has rejected calls to step down.