Ex-Argentina president Cristina de Kirchner who sparked countless Falklands rows with UK charged with corruption and has £525m assets frozen.
She surprised David Cameron by presenting him with a letter demanding that Britain enter into negotiations over the status of the islands
Fernandez, who was best known for baiting David Cameron over the Falkland Islands, said she was a victim of persecution by Argentina’s current leader, Mauricio Macri. Fernandez, 63, faces charges of illicit association and fraudulent administration and could be jailed for ten years, it is reported.
Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been charged over corruption allegations stemming from her time in office. It is alleged she ran a corruption scheme with a public works secretary who was arrested in June while trying to stash millions of dollars in a convent.
A federal judge accused Fernandez and her administration of crimes “including the deliberate seizure of funds principally meant for public road works”. She denies any wrongdoing and accuses Argentina’s current leader, Mauricio Macri, of plotting against her.
Fernandez, who was in power between 2007 and 2015, was known for her anti-British stance over the Falkland Islands. In 2013, she surprised David Cameron by presenting him with a letter demanding that Britain enter into negotiations over the status of the islands.
Over her eight year tenure, she continually baited British Prime Ministers over the islands, demanding they be given back to Argentina. But throughout her presidency, Fernandez had been accused of corruption and is also being investigated for money laundering and possible illegal enrichment.
Well at least 10 years in an Argentinian prison cell should give her plenty of time for reflecting on her past life.