No, not the late Leonardo Favio (the singer/film director), but Leonardo Fariña, associate of Lázaro Báez, who claims Báez and Ernersto Kirchner conspired to steal public money.
The WSJ obtained the court testimony:
Testimony Links Argentine Ex-President’s Late Husband With Plot to Steal Millions. Former associate says contractor conspired with Néstor Kirchner to steal federal money
Lázaro Báez, a top government construction contractor and close friend of Mr. Kirchner, plotted with other officials to carry out “a systematic plan to steal money from federal coffers,” according to 85 pages of testimony unsealed by Federal Judge Sebastián Casanello.The accusation by Leonardo Fariña, a former associate of Mr. Báez, could have broad political and legal consequences for Mrs. Kirchner.
Fariña is now under witness protection,
Earlier this week, Judge Casanello indicted Mr. Báez and five othersin connection with allegations that he plotted with federal officials to bilk the state by overbilling hundreds of millions of dollars in public-works projects awarded between 2003 and 2015, when the Kirchners were in power.
Meanwhile, a federal appeals court has urged the judge to try to recover any stolen funds. According to Mr. Fariña, Mr. Báez stored ill-gotten cash haphazardly in places such as his basement cellar, where humidity and mold ruined some of it.
They forgot the DampRid, but the plan rolled right along,
Mr. Fariña said Messrs. Báez and Kirchner organized a five-step plan to defraud taxpayers. The plan allegedly consisted of overbilling public projects, getting paid in advance for doing them, creating fake invoices, bribing officials and laundering the proceeds.
Fariña claims that the late Néstor didn’t quite reveal to Cristina and their son Måximo just how much money was in the cellar. That ought to qualify as today’s Capt. Louis Renault moment.