Boudou dennounced Cobos’s trips to Mendoza when he was vicepresident
Argentina, February 14, 2013
Following the complaint made against Amado Boudou about the costs of the furniture for his office, the vice-president denounced his predecessor, Julio Cobos, for the personal trips he made, spending at least AR$4 million.
“Cobos lied, said that the government did not give him the official plane when a Military House report says he made 6 trips to Mendoza in 2008, 20 in 2009, 31 in 2010 and 10 in his last year in office” said Boudou, and also argued about the cost of the travels mentioned “over 4 million pesos of that time.”
Former Vice President Julio Cobos between July 2008 and December 2011 completed a total of 67 air travels to Mendoza, mostly on weekends and accompanied by a large entourage.
This emerges from a Management Report of the Senate, and the report also highlights that Cobos (vice president from 2007 to 2011) carried out between July 2008 and December 2011, 67 air travel to his home province.
In the travel detail, we see that the vast majority of flights were conducted on weekends with an entourage of about 15 people in each of them, among which were recurrently Cristina Cerutti, his wife, and his daughter Eugenia Cobos.
Even, as seen in an internal memo to the President of the Senate, June 2, 2008 Cobos authorized the trip with his wife to a Forum to be a “First Lady”, a position that has not existed in the formal State.
The use of the presidential aircraft fleet by former vice totaled an estimated cost of 4,000,000 pesos, with the aggravating circumstance that the majority of the flights had no justification.