The National Court has sent a letter to the Supreme Court of Chile notifying the reopening of an investigation against one of the country’s banks. Spain accuses this bank of laundering millions of dollars abroad for the dictator Augusto Pinochet .

The Fundación Presidente Allende, which represents more than 20,000 victims of the Chilean dictatorship, has been in charge of filing the lawsuit against Banco de Chile , based on a series of court documents presented by the lawyers.

As reported from The New York Times , the prosecution alleges that the bank helped Pinochet transfer a series of expropriated funds to personal accounts abroad , which the plaintiffs describe as tax evasion and money laundering.

Spain has been chosen for its savoir faire
According to the US media, the plaintiffs have chosen Spain for the legal case for “pioneering efforts over the past three decades to hold autocrats around the world responsible for their crimes in jurisdictions other than their own countries.” Precisely, Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London in 1998 by order of a Spanish judge , Baltasar Garzón.

The reopening of this case outside the Chilean borders derives from the inaction of the Administration of the American country. The plaintiffs have turned to Spain after repeated refusals by the Chilean courts to accuse the dictator since the investigation began in 2011. However, according to a study commissioned by the Chilean Supreme Court, only US $ 2 million of the 21 million identified as General Pinochet’s personal fortune could be counted as clean money.

The National Court has sent a letter to the Supreme Court of Chile notifying the reopening of an investigation against one of the country’s banks. Spain accuses this bank of laundering millions of dollars abroad for the dictator Augusto Pinochet .

The Fundación Presidente Allende, which represents more than 20,000 victims of the Chilean dictatorship, has been in charge of filing the lawsuit against Banco de Chile , based on a series of court documents presented by the lawyers.

As reported from The New York Times , the prosecution alleges that the bank helped Pinochet transfer a series of expropriated funds to personal accounts abroad , which the plaintiffs describe as tax evasion and money laundering.

Spain has been chosen for its savoir faire
According to the US media, the plaintiffs have chosen Spain for the legal case for “pioneering efforts over the past three decades to hold autocrats around the world responsible for their crimes in jurisdictions other than their own countries.” Precisely, Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London in 1998 by order of a Spanish judge , Baltasar Garzón.

The reopening of this case outside the Chilean borders derives from the inaction of the Administration of the American country. The plaintiffs have turned to Spain after repeated refusals by the Chilean courts to accuse the dictator since the investigation began in 2011. However, according to a study commissioned by the Chilean Supreme Court, only US $ 2 million of the 21 million identified as General Pinochet’s personal fortune could be counted as clean money.

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