President Macri's father and brother to face court investigation into alleged graft
Franco and Gianfranco Macri are among a group of high-profile construction sector bosses who will appear in court next week to face up to allegations about their firms' participation in roadworks corruption.
Eduardo Eurnekian (Coorporación América), Marcelino Aznar (Decavial) and Gerardo Ferreyra (Electroingeniería) will also face questioning, the NoticiasArgentinas news agency reported. Bonadio also summoned existing witnesses Claudio Uberti, José López, Ricardo Jaime, and the former Planning minister Julio de Vido.
The latest round of questioning will look into alleged corruption in roadworks contracts, media reports suggested.
The Macris' testimonies are schedule for December 14. Manuel Socasau, José Luis Giménez Sevilla and Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez, — other members of the company —will also testify.
For his part, Eduardo Eurnekian will face up to allegations his cooperation's subsidiary Americano S.A. was involved in illicit activity tied to the Vial 4 construction project on Route 8 between Pilar and Pergamino, in Buenos Aires province. Gerardo Ferreyra, meanwhile, stands accused of paying bribes to secure benefits in the Vial 3 project.
The "notebooks of corruption" scandal made international headlines in August when a series of photocopied notebooks belonging to a former chauffeur at the Planning Ministry, Oscar Centeno, were handed to reporters at LaNación newspaper.
The scandal has rocked Argentina's political and business worlds, over a decade after rumours of widespread bribery in the sector first surfaced.
Former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and several former high-profile officials of her and her late husband's governments stand accused of orchestrating the alleged graft scheme.