Cristina Fernández: Argentina vice-president found guilty of corruption

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A court in Argentina has sentenced Vice-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to six years in jail for corruption in a case that has shaken the country.

Fernández, 69, was found guilty of “fraudulent administration” over the awarding of public works contracts to a friend. But she is unlikely to serve jail time.

Fernández has some immunity via her government roles and is expected to launch a lengthy appeals process.

She has also been banned from public office for life, but will continue in her role as vice-president while the case goes through higher courts.

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