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Former Argentine president indicted on corruption charges

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12-28-2016 14:31 BJT

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has been indicted on charges of illicit association and the fraudulent administration of public works. Tuesday's indictment is the second since she left office a year ago. Former Planning Minister Julio de Vido and former Public Works Secretary Jose Lopez were also indicted. They are accused of running a scheme to fraudulently access public works funding in the Santa Cruz province from 2003 to 2015.

Corruption charges have long swirled around Fernandez and her husband, the late Nestor Kirchner, who was her predecessor. Kirchner was the governor of Santa Cruz province before he became president in 2003. Fernandez denies wrongdoing and accuses Argentina's current leader, Mauricio Macri, of using the courts to persecute her.

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