Former Argentina Vice President Boudou arrested: source

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 7:55 AM

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Amado Boudou, who had been former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's vice president, was arrested on Friday, the second major official in her government to face detention, according to a person involved in the investigation.

Police arrested Boudou and associate Jose Maria de Nunez Carmona in an upscale neighborhood of Buenos Aires for racketeering and money laundering, state-run news agency Telam also reported.

Boudou has denied wrongdoing in the past, but it was not immediately possible to reach him for comment.

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Fernandez's former planning minister, Julio De Vido, was arrested on Oct. 25.

(Reporting by Nicolas Misculin; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)