ARGENTINA EMBROILED IN CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

Former VP Boudou returns to court

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's former number two Amado Boudou is under investigation for corruption. He is currently being held in the Ezeiza prison.

Former vice-president Amado Boudou was arrested in his Puerto Madero apartment on November 3, 2017.
Former vice-president Amado Boudou was arrested in his Puerto Madero apartment on November 3, 2017. Foto:Leaked photo

Former vice-president Amado Boudou returned to court Tuesday morning to request his release from jail until a decision is made in the embezzlement and money-laundering case against him.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s former number two arrived to the Comodoro Py courthouse mid morning for a 10.15 hearing.

He will also request judge Ariel Lijo’s recusal from the case, Infobae reported.

The 55-year-old was arrested on November 3 in his Puerto Madero apartment. His arrest sparked outrage because of its highly public nature and the leak of a now infamous photo, which is also currently being investigated.

Boudou claims that in the 5-year-old case against him, which remains unresolved, he has not behaved in a way that justifies his imprisonment.

-TIMES