Argentina Court: Ex-President’s Money Laundering Case Will Proceed

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An Argentine court on Thursday rejected an appeal filed by Cristina Kirchner to dismiss charges that she engaged in money laundering, allowing a criminal case against the former president to go forward.

The 64-year-old faces charges including money laundering, bribery and criminal conspiracy in the so-called Hotesur case, named after a Kirchner family hotel business in Patagonia, the suspected source of the allegedly laundered funds.

The rejected appeal also applies to her children Maximo, 40, and Florencia, 27, according to the Center for Judicial Information.

Funds belonging to the accused have been frozen: 110 million pesos ($7 million) each for Cristina and Maximo Kirchner, and 100 million pesos ($5.5 million) for Florencia.

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