Paraguayan Ex-President Subpoenaed in Money Laundering Probe

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Months after the end of his 2013-2018 term, Paraguay’s former President Horacio Cartes was subpoenaed on Monday by lawmakers who are investigating money-laundering allegations against a Brazilian currency trader.

The members of the congressional committee conducting the probe on Monday decided to subpoena Cartes after his name was cited by Raquel Cuevas, a former official of financial watchdog agency Seprelad, during her testimony.

The committee chairman, Sen. Rodolfo Friedmann, announced Monday on Twitter the summons for Cartes, who has been reported to be a friend of currency trader Dario Messer.

After the morning session, Friedmann told reporters that Cuevas pointed out at the end of his statement “that Mr. Horacio Cartes is included in the final report (from Seprelad on Messer) of June 2017.”

Read the original article here: laht.com


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