Argentina's Vice President Amado Boudou gestures as he arrives to a ceremony in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in this May 4, 2012 file photo. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
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An Argentine judge has charged Vice President Amado Boudou with bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office in the acquisition of the company that prints the country's currency and of later benefiting from government contracts.The judge also ordered 200,000 pesos ($25,000) seized from Boudou, who will remain free while he waits trial in the case along with five other defendants.Boudou is the first sitting Argentine vice president to face such charges. The Ciccones have said Boudou was personally involved in the negotiations that persuaded them to sell 70 percent of the family company to The Old Fund.
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