Argentina’s Kirchner charged with fraud, assets frozen

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BUENOS AIRES: Assets belonging to former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner were frozen Friday after she was charged with damaging national finances by manipulating the Central Bank’s exchange operations during her last months in office. Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio said it was “evident that the then president gave instructions—which without a doubt were developed jointly—to her economy minister to carry out the financial operation,” a statement on the Supreme Court’s website said. Bonadio ordered 15 million pesos’ worth ($1 million) of Kirchner’s assets to be frozen. He delivered the same charge and asset freeze to Axel Kicillof, Kirchner’s minister of the economy from 2013 to 2015 as well as former Central Bank president Alejandro Vanoli and 12 other former members of its board.

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