An alleged money laundering is pointing the Kirchner Fernandez family, the current president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez and her late husband, former President Nestor Kirchner are being investigated for an alleged illicit association dedicated to money laundering and capital flight.
Judge Sebastian Casanello is handling the case since it was revealed on April 14 in the TV show “Periodismo Para Todos” led by Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata.
According to witnesses, Lázaro Báez, a businessman close to the couple, would have take $70 million out of the country through the financial company SGI, for which they had created fifty companies offshore based in Belize, that would have allowed him to transfer the money to Montevideo, then to Panama and finally to a bank in Geneva.
Last Friday, Casanello ordered the search of the financial offices linked to the businessman Federico Elaskar, plus his own home and the home of the entrepreneur Leonardo Farina. Elaskar, in an interview, and Fariña, through two hidden cameras reported the alleged money laundering maneuver, involving their employer Lázaro Báez and self-blame themselves, but later they retracted.