March 10, 2014
Boudou shows up in court: 'I'm at the judge's complete disposal'
Vice President Amado Boudou spontaneously showed up today in court in order to submit two writs he finished outlining this morning with his lawyers, sources close to the top official told ambito.com.
According to the sources the writs were submitted in order to give Boudou's legal situation a conclusion “as soon as possible.”
Boudou spoke to reporters at the Comodoro Py federal courthouse and said: "I am at the judge's complete disposal." One of his lawyers, Diego Pirota, said: “He is showing up because he has nothing to hide.”
“Boudou decided to show up and tell the judge he willing to give testimony to clear up doubts,” he told a local radio.
Earlier, in his daily press conference, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out there is a “media persecution” against the Vice President.
Yesterday afternoon, Prosecutor Jorge Di Lello said evidence supports requiring Vice-President Amado Boudou’s statement as non-indicted witness, along with at least 10 other people, accused of taking over Ciccone Calcográfica, the company that prints the country’s pesos.
The prosecutor accuses Boudou of “business interests that are incompatible with public office,” a charge that does not compromise the vice-president as much as some had expected.