Argentina: Boudou’s voodoo may land him in the hoosgow
A judge has charged Argentina’s Vice President Amado Boudou with bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office. Money quote (all puns intended):
The charges relate to the acquisition of the company that prints the country’s currency, and of benefiting from government contracts.
Mr. Boudou is accused of using shell companies and secret middlemen to gain control of the company that was given contracts to print the Argentine peso and campaign material for the ticket he shared with President Cristina Fernandez.
Somewhere in the U.S., a politician is taking notes.