Cristina Fernández de Kirchner misuse of official aircraft

Judge Claudio Bonadio today informed of the judicial process against the former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and Oscar Parrilli, who was her private secretary during her administration, for the crime of embezzlement as a result of the official trips to move newspapers to the province of Santa Cruz.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner faces allegations for misuse of official aircraft, which she denies. The crime does not require preventive detention, but establishes an embargo of 500 thousand pesos. Photo: Flickr
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner faces allegations for misuse of official aircraft, which she denies. The crime does not require preventive detention, but establishes an embargo of 500 thousand pesos. Photo: Flickr

The prosecution signed Thursday by the judge details that the crime does not require preventive detention, but establishes an embargo of 500 thousand pesos to each of the accused, local media reported.

Judge Bonadino argued that the decision was taken based on the testimonies of the exiles of the presidential fleet, who acknowledged that they were moving official planes on weekends and holidays that Néstor and Cristina Kirchner were resting in that province.

In his statement, Luis Bustos, one of the pilots, reported:

"We had a flight that we called 'el diariero' because we flew weekends and holidays, in general, we only moved the newspapers taking off, generally at six in the morning, from Aeroparque."

He specified that the trips were made only when the presidential family was in the south and could be to the cities of El Calafate or Río Gallegos. He added that the delivery of the newspapers also included other elements that were not related to the public function.

During the investigation, the former president said: "never, neither Néstor Kirchner nor she used the property of the State for our own benefit or outside of what mattered the fulfillment of official functions."

According to a seven-year sampling that was revealed by the Argentine newspaper Clarín, the movement of the aircraft to Santa Cruz would have cost the State about 600 thousand dollars.

The causes that complicate the life of the former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

So far she is processed in 11 cases

1. Notebook scandal

Processed with preventive detention for the alleged collection of bribes. It is estimated that she would go to trial before the end of the year.

2. Historical documents

Processed by the discovery of valuable pieces in her house in El Calafate. The case was investigated.

3. Liquefied natural gas

Processed with preventive detention for the alleged payment of surcharges. It was investigated.

4. Future dollar

Processed for alleged irregularities in the regulations during her administration. The case was elevated to oral proceedings.

5. Los Sauces

Is prosecuted for alleged returns in the awarding of public works contracts during her government.

6. Hotesur

Processed for alleged money laundering and, also, for returns in the awarding of contracts for public works

7. Memorandum with Iran

Prosecuted for treason against the fatherland, for promoting the impunity of the Iranians

8. Roads

Processed by addressing public road works in Santa Cruz to favor Lázaro Báez. The trial will begin on May 21.

9. Train subsidies

Processed with preventive prison for the alleged distribution of irregular subsidies to railway companies

10. Public transport

Processed with preventive detention for the alleged distribution of irregular subsides to automotive transport companies

11. Flights

Processed and investigated for alleged irregularities with the aircraft of the official State fleet, used to transport newspapers.

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