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September 17, 2014

Jose María Nuñez carmona, Alejandro Vandenbroele, Nicolás Ciccone, Guillermo Reinwick and Rafael Resnick Brenner

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The other men who will be interrogated in the Ciccone case

Amado Boudou will be the first vice-president to be questioned in court facing charges of corruption since the return of democracy in 1983, but he was not the only person summoned yesterday by Judge Lijo to give explanations about the controversial sale of the mint company that prints the country’s peso bills.

Boudou will have to appear on July 15 at 11am at the court building located on Comodoro Py street in Buenos Aires City. A day later, his friend José María Núñez Carmona will have to face Judge Lijo. Núñez Carmona is also accused of taking part in the negotiations to purchase the mint company.

On July 17, Alejandro Vandenbroele, who allegedly owned The Old Fund, which bought Ciccone Calcográfica, is scheduled to appear before the judge. According to his former wife Laura Muñoz, whose report unleashed the initial investigation, Vandenbroele is Boudou’s front man. That day, Rafael Resnick Brenner will also have to appear before court. Resnick Brenner was the AFIP tax bureau head Ricardo Echegaray’s chief of advisers. Resnick Brenner is the one who allegedly agreed to a payment plan that benefited the mint company that had filed for bankruptcy in 2010.

Nicolás Ciccone, the founder of the mint company, and his son-in-law Guillermo Reinwick were summoned for July 18. Both had testified as witnesses in the case in 2013 but they are no longer included as plaintiffs. Reinwick was the one who allegedly contacted Boudou via Gabriel Bianco, the former manager of the Telefe television network.

Prosecutor Jorge Di Lello charged Ciccone and Reinwick in February. Yesterday, Lijo decided to call them for questioning and had to explain that they will not be under legal oath. Boudou’s lawyer filed an appeal due to the controversial situation of Ciccone and his son-in-law, which has to be analyzed by the Federal Criminal Appeals Court and could lead to the judge’s removal.

— Herald staff with DyN, Online Media

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