BUENOS AIRES – Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez made an uncommon detour Monday on her method again to energy as vp, showing in courtroom to defend herself towards corruption prices stemming from her time in workplace.
The previous chief, who turns into vp in eight days, is charged with heading a legal affiliation that defrauded the federal government by illegally granting public works initiatives within the southern province on Santa Cruz throughout her 2007-2015 presidency.
Fernandez angrily denounced the accusations as political persecution and blamed the outgoing administration of President Mauricio Macri. The ex-president at instances shouted throughout Monday’s listening to, which lasted 4 hours.
“History has absolved me, and history is going to absolve me,” she informed the three judges. “History will condemn you.”
She informed the judges that she was not going to reply questions as a result of “it is you who have to answer questions.”
Fernandez might be vp beneath President-elect Alberto Fernandez, who takes workplace Dec. 10 after beating Macri in Oct. 27 elections.
Fernandez is accused of heading of an unlawful affiliation that improperly awarded 51 public works contracts to the development firm led businessman Lazaro Baez.
Among the many defendants are former Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido, former Public Works Secretary Jose Lopez and ex-officials with the nationwide roads company.
The ex-president additionally faces 4 different authorized processes for alleged crimes dedicated throughout her presidency whose begin dates haven’t been set and 5 detention requests which have stalled as a result of as a senator she has immunity from arrest, although not from prosecution.
This primary course of started in Could whereas she was campaigning. She stated at the time that she was “going to prove the imputation is false.”