ARGENTINA SENTENCES FORMER OFFICIALS OVER PURCHASE OF SCRAPPED TRAINS

On 6 April, OCCRP reported that a court in Buenos Aires has found 2 former high-ranking officials guilty of illicit enrichment and other crimes involving the purchase of trains from Spain and Portugal.  It is said that former Secretary of Transportation Ricardo Jaime and former Minister of Federal planning Julio de Vido had allowed Argentine railway company Belgrano Cargas to buy scrapped trains that were not even compatible with the country’s railway network, at a cost of $34 million.

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/16160-argentina-sentences-former-officials-over-purchase-of-scrapped-trains

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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