Kirchner’s former accountant released from jail after explosive claims
Victor Manzanares, the former accountant of the Kirchner family, was
released yesterday on his own recognizance yesterday by the judges of
the TOF5 court trying suspected money-laundering at the Los Sauces hotel
owned by the Kirchners.
Earlier in the week Manzanares had made a news splash by estimating
the money stolen by the Kirchners at around US$ 10 billion, asserting that
he had carried suitcases containing US$ two million at a time to the house
of the parents-in-law of current defendant Senator Cristina Fernández de
Kirchner. He himself had had up to US$ 20-30 million in his own home at
times, he alleged. Manzanares also pointed a finger at the Kirchners’ late
presidential secretary Daniel Muñoz as a key figure in the money-laundering.
In ordering his release, the judges ruled out any flight risk. Since his arrest
Manzanares has entered a witness protection programme.