ARGENTINA COURT – Argentina prosecutor requests 12-year sentence for VP Fernández

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An Argentinian federal prosecutor on Monday requested a 12-year prison sentence for Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on corruption charges related to public works.

The trial, running since 2019, has investigated alleged irregularities in the concession of 51 public works to firms owned by businessman Lázaro Báez during the governments of the late Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007) and Fernández in the southern province of Santa Cruz.