Argentina: Argentina requests information in spy chief bribery probe: news report

Author(s): Caroline Stauffer, Maximiliano Rizzi | Date: February 7, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://www.reuters.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/CN0fdR | Type: Text

A federal judge in Argentina will request information from Brazil and Switzerland to determine if President Mauricio Macri’s spy chief received bribe money from a builder in 2013, state-run news agency Telam reported on Tuesday.
Prosecutors publicly announced two weeks ago that they are investigating whether National Intelligence Agency Director Gustavo Arribas received a bribe from Brazil-based Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] in the form of a $600,000 bank transfer from a Brazilian money changer.
Arribas denied taking bribes or having any link to Odebrecht in a statement last month, when reports of an alleged bribe first appeared in local media. He said he was living in Sao Paulo in 2013 and had declared all of his bank accounts to Argentine authorities. Arribas’ lawyers could not be reached on Tuesday.

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