Report: Arrest warrant draft for Argentine president found at dead prosecutor's home

Alberto Nisman was lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85 people.

By REUTERS
February 3, 2015 23:18
Alberto Nisman

Alberto Nisman . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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The draft of an arrest warrant for Argentine President Cristina Fernández was found at the home of a prosecutor who was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing the lead investigator.

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman had drafted a warrant that accused Fernández of trying to shield Iranian officials from responsibility in the bombing, according to the report. Nisman died on Jan. 18, a day before he was due to appear in Congress over his claims that Fernandez conspired to derail his investigation.

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Nisman was lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85 people. He was found dead in his apartment on January 18, a 22 caliber pistol by his side.

He had accused Fernandez of trying to derail his investigation into the bombing and was due to present his case to Congress the next day.

The government says two key witnesses in Nisman's case against the president had been falsely presented to him as state intelligence agents.

Fernandez said the deception discredited Nisman's charges against her and points to a conspiracy to smear her name.

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