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Former Argentine president indicted in corruption case

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was indicted Tuesday in a corruption case involving public works.

Federal Judge Julian Ercolini approved charges of illicit association and fraudulent administration against Fernandez and two former aides: ex-Planning Minister Julio de Vido and former Public Works Secretary Jose Lopez.

Also named was businessman Lazaro Baez, whose company allegedly benefited from irregular contracts.

The judge's order froze the equivalent of US$633 million of Fernandez's assets.

- AP