Argentina’s former environment secretary sentenced for misuse of public funds

In addition she must reimburse the amount of expenses to the Ministry of the Environment as reparation for the damage caused.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A trial court in Argentina sentenced Romina Picolotti, Secretary of Environment during the governments of Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007) and Cristina Fernández (2007-2015), to 3 years of suspended imprisonment in a case for fraudulent administration of public funds, judicial sources reported.

Federal Court 6 found Picolotti, who served as Secretary of Environment between June 2006 and December 2008, guilty.

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As reported by the Public Prosecutor's Office on its website, the former official . . .

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