Argentina’s Former VP Amado Boudou To Be Released From Custody

Former vice-president Amado Boudou is set to be released from prison in the coming hours after a second court found that his pre-trial detention was not warranted.

Boudou spent more than two months in prison after being arrested on November 3, 2017 in relation to embezzlement and moey-laundering charges. Once in prison he was slapped with a second arrest order in connection with accusations concerning irregular travel expenses dating back to his time as Economy minister.

An appeals court has overturned those arrest orders upon petitions from Boudou’s defence team, ensuring that he be released from custody. The arrest order for embezzlement case was lifted yesterday and the second order was lifted today.

Although one of the judges was of…

Original published: 2018-01-12 21:10:23 Read the full Buenos Aires News here

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