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Former leader of Argentina charged in corruption case

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the former president of Argentina, was indicted Tuesday over allegations of corruption.

It's claimed that Kirchner, who served as president from 2007 to 2015, ensured that public contracts were given to a businessman close to her family. She is being charged with illicit association and fraudulent administration. She has denied any wrongdoing, and said Argentina's current president, Mauricio Macri, is plotting against her. During an October court appearance, Kirchner brought documents that she said showed the contracts were approved by Argentina's auditor general and parliament, the BBC reports. In a statement, the justice ministry said the judge has ordered an embargo on Kirchner's assets, worth $630 million.