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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Pinochet Family Members Arrested

From the Miami Herald:

Gen. Augusto Pinochet's wife and four grown children were indicted and ordered arrested Monday on charges of tax evasion related to the former dictator's multimillion-dollar accounts at overseas banks, according to a judge's resolution read on state television.

Judge Carlos Cerda also granted freedom on bail to Pinochet's wife, Lucia Hiriart, and four of his five children -- Lucia, Veronica, Jacqueline and Marco Antonio, a benefit that must be upheld by the Santiago Court of Appeals. The older son, also named Augusto, was not indicted.

The combined alleged tax evasion by the Pinochet family mentioned in the resolution amounts to $2.05 million.

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