(Video) Three and a half years after leaving Casa Rosada (the Pink House), Argentina's former president Cristina Fernandez (2007-2015) finds herself in the box of defendants on ] crime of corruption on the first day of her trial
She is accused of being at the head of a “ unlawful association and malefactors ” who won all contracts under his presidency worth millions of dollars for the execution of major infrastructure projects. A practice, according to the report-Latortue, which was done in Haiti with the billions of funds of Petro Caribe under the Préval-Bellrive / Martelly-Lamothe administrations, to name only those
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 ((rezonodwes .com)) – Argentina has long since turned the page of the dictatorship never to turn back, however, has organized its judicial system where President of the Republic, generals, parliamentarians, ministers and other “ major clerks of the Eta t »are certainly justiciable before a common law court.
Cristina de Kirchner, who is also a senator in office, faces her first trial for alleged corruption revealed during her 8-year presidential term (2007-2015). The process began Monday morning in Buenos Aires with the presence of the former head of state on the dock where there are also 13 other people, senior officials of the Fernandez administration.
The three magistrates Rodrigo Giménez Uriburu, Jorge Luciano Gorini and Andrés Fabián Basso, who do not need, in this country of the rule of law, the permission of the head of state to prosecute the defendants, have already sent former Federal Minister of Planning, Julio De Vido, and former Secretary of Public Works, José López, for other separate investigations.
Former President Fernandez is accused of leading an “ unlawful association ” made up of civil servants who, for millions of dollars, directed all contracts execution of public works and infrastructures towards “ businessmen and friends “.
Moreover, it is important to remember that since 2017, former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner enjoys some immunity for her current position as a senator, which prevents judges from keeping her in preventive detention during any the course of the trial.
It should also be noted that the former president, who had left Casa Rosada some three and a half years ago, was present at the opening of the trial because her presence in the precincts is mandatory. In Argentina, at the beginning of a trial, the law obliges every individual involved in a case to be present at the time of reading the indictments.