In an interview with Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata, the former secretary of the late president of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner, confensed that he constantly received bags “full” of cash.
Miriam Quiroga, who worked for almost ten years along Kirchner, as one of his secretaries, said in the televised interview that the “black bags with money were received by Daniel Muñoz (Kirchner’s former Secretary)”, and also “these bags arrived thanks to someone else. While I was there, I saw Lázaro Báez, Cristóbal López, Eskenazi (a family who usded to be Repsol YPF shareholder),” she said.
During the program “Journalism for All”, hosted by Lanata and which is investigating the cases of alleged corruption in the government of Kirchner, the former secretary said the country’s current president, Cristina Fernandez, was aware of her husband’s business ventures and the managing of the money he received from some bussinesmen. Quiroga told Lanata that she was not allowed to open the bags but they asked her to weighed them.
According to Quiroga, the route of the bags with the money started in the Casa Rosada, seat of government, or the presidential residence in Olivos, to Rio Gallegos or El Calafate, two cities in the province of Santa Cruz where the Kirchner family have their private residences.
Quiroga was fired by Cristina Fernandez after Kirchner’s death in October 2010. According to the investigative report, businessman Baez, close to the Kirchner, had illegally transferred between 50 and 60 million euros abroad through interposed companies.
Kirchner’s fortune went from 6.8 million pesos in 2003 to 70,5 million in 2010, when Nestor Kirchner died in October and then the succession to his heirs had to be made. The causes that were opened by allegations about his alleged illicit enrichment were closed and the Kirchner family was acquitted.