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Argentina Ex-President Fernandez Asked to Testify in Case

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 03:37 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A judge in Argentina is asking former President Cristina Fernandez to testify in an investigation into alleged corruption involving public works contracts.

Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio also ordered the arrest Wednesday of at least 10 people, including some former officials who served in Fernandez's 2007-2015 administration. The suspects are accused of receiving bribes from companies.

Fernandez is currently a senator, a post that grants her immunity from prosecution.

Fernandez faces several other court actions in separate cases involving alleged money laundering, possible illegal enrichment and fraud.

In December, Bonadio asked Argentine lawmakers to remove Fernandez's immunity to allow her arrest on a charge of treason for allegedly covering up the role of Iranians in a 1994 bomb attack on a Jewish center.

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