Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was sentenced to six years in prison and permanently banned from holding public office.

The sentence was issued today by the federal court number 2 of Buenos Aires. The trial, known as "Vialidad", concerned illegal activities in the concession of public works in the years from 2007 to 2015 in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz.

The charge for Kirchner was that of fraudulent administration to the detriment of the public administration, she was acquitted of the crime of illicit association. For this reason, compared to the request of the prosecutors for 12 years in prison, the court established the sentence of six years.

In addition, the judges sentenced businessman Lázaro Báez to six years in prison for fraudulent administration in the same case. Against today's sentence, the defendants' defense will be able to appeal to the Supreme Court.


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