Following the raid on his home by gendarmerie officials on Wednesday, today Vice-President Amado Boudou defended himself against claims against him of embezzlement.
The vice-president denounced the recent raid as a brutal “attack on establishments” and strongly criticised national media.
A home owned by Boudou in Puerto Madero was raised yesterday as part of an investigation to see if the vice-president saved a printing company, Ciccone Calcografica, from bankruptcy in 2010, in exchange for printing of money.
Speaking in Congress of the Nation, the vice-president named the links that have surfaced between Alejandro Vandenbroele and himself as a “mafia media attack,” a direct reference to Clarin’s Group CEO Héctor Magnetto.
“It’s unfortunate and a shame that in place of looking after issues of Argentines, we are focusing on the Argentina of Magnetto, La Nación and Perfil,” he said, in reference to the 13 people killed yesterday in a storm that hit Buenos Aires.
“I never took any action to favour Ciccone Calcografica,” affirmed the vice-president.
Members of the opposition have called for Boudou to take a leave of absence, the vice-president praised President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration, for “never [lowering] its arms.”