Former president of Argentina allegedly used “dirty money” to buy SoFla properties

Kirchner is running for Argentina’s Senate

TRD MIAMI /
Oct.October 06, 2017 04:30 PM

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Argentina’s top anti-corruption official is alleging that the country’s former president used “dirty money” to buy more than 60 properties in Miami – money that belongs to the Argentinian people.

Laura Alonso, who runs Argentina’s anti-corruption agency, made the claim on national TV as Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who was president from 2007 to 2015, is running for Argentina’s Senate, according to the Miami Herald. An attorney for Fernández de Kirchner told the Herald that the allegations are false.

Last year, a top aide to her husband and predecessor, Néstor Kirchner, was investigated for his ties to nearly $70 million worth of real estate in South Florida and New York. That investigation, part of the Panama Papers, only found 16 properties had ties to the aide, including condos at Icon Brickell, the St. Regis, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Apogee Beach and 900 Biscayne.

Argentina’s Anti-Corruption Office confirmed that it is investigating 60 properties in Miami, but the investigation “still has to be proven,” a spokesperson told the newspaper. [Miami Herald]Katherine Kallergis


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Arrests shed light on how an ex-president of Argentina may have used bribes to buy U.S. properties

Arrests shed light on how an ex-president of Argentina may have used bribes to buy U.S. properties

Foreign investment in South Florida homes totaled $7B in ’17. Here’s where the money came from.

Foreign investment in South Florida homes totaled $7B in ’17. Here’s where the money came from.

The year in hurricane damage: Is climate change catching up with South Florida RE?

The year in hurricane damage: Is climate change catching up with South Florida RE?

Evacuees from Puerto Rico face intense housing shortage in Florida

Evacuees from Puerto Rico face intense housing shortage in Florida

National Cheat Sheet: Home Builders Association knocks Trump tax bill, houses across U.S. selling at fastest clip in 30 years … & more

National Cheat Sheet: Home Builders Association knocks Trump tax bill, houses across U.S. selling at fastest clip in 30 years … & more

A look at South Florida’s spookiest properties

A look at South Florida’s
spookiest properties

South Florida home sales plummet in September due to Hurricane Irma: report

South Florida home sales plummet in September due to Hurricane Irma: report

Bijou Bay Harbor hires new brokerage

Bijou Bay Harbor hires new brokerage

arrow_forward_ios