Cristina Kirchner’s Mother Hit With Corruption Scandal in Argentina

Ofelia Wilhelm, 87 years old, is the mother to former President Cristina Kirchner. (Elonce)

Espa帽olCristina Kirchner’s mother may have her own corruption scandal to go along with the one faced by her daughter and granddaughter.

Federal prosecutors charged the former Argentinian President’s mother聽Ofelia Wilhelm with having signed “irregular documents” with El Aldab贸n Ltda, which was contracted to deliver mail by the country’s mail service Correo Argentina.

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This means Wilhelm allegedly committed fraud against the national government, as El Aldab贸n had been contracted between 2011 and 2015 by the state to do work worth up to AR $61 million (US $3 million).

The primary irregularity is that officials with Correo Argentina should never have聽contracted El Aldab贸n to聽distribute聽mail聽because it can only work with companies that are registered and qualified to complete this type of work.聽El Aldab贸n is not one of these companies.

Another irregularity is that El Aldab贸n tried to outsource the job which isn’t permitted, according to the National Institute of Associativism and Social Economy.


This Wednesday,聽Cristina Kirchner accused President Mauricio Macri of being behind the charges, and claimed he was going after her family.

“What are you trying to invent?” She wrote on Facebook. “You are trying to make Argentinians believe聽that the country is bad. Did you think this through? I thought with me and my daughter you would have had enough. Or are things going so badly that you and Clar铆n have to start pursuing an old lady that doesn’t leave the house.”

Source: Infobae.

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