December 11, 2013
Menem absolved in affidavit case
A federal court has ruled that ex President Carlos Menem can not be held liable for concealing a bank account in Switzerland as well as other assets.
Menem had been accused of malicious omission in his affidavit, ideological forgery and breach of duty, failing to report assets in his 2000 sworn statement such as a 600,000 dollar account in the Union of Swiss Banks that the former head of state himself recognized to have deposited –Menem declared the money was a compensation pay for the years he spent in prison during Argentina’s dictatorship.
Another controversial bank data he was connected to was a 6-milion-dollar account under the name of Ramón Hernández, Menem’s ex secretary.