Menem convicted for trafficking of weapons to Ecuador and Croatia
Argentina, March 8, 2013
Former President Carlos Menem and his defense minister, Oscar Camilion, were convicted of aggravated contraband. The resolution, which revoked the sentence of the oral court, was delivered by the Board of Criminal Appeal 1.
The resolution, which revoked the sentence of the oral tribunal, was issued this morning by the Court of the Federal Court of Criminal Appeal composed by judges Raul Madueño, Luis María Cabral and Juan Carlos Gemignani.
In September 2011, Menem and 17 other defendants were acquitted in the case by the Oral Criminal Court Economic number 3.
In total, there were seven maritime shipments to Croatia and three tickets to Ecuador. In the first ship to sail to Croatia in 1991 were loaded weapons produced by Military Industries.
The September 13, 2011, after three years of trial and a total of 16 years of judicial investigation, former President Menem, his former brother and former adviser Emir Yoma, former Defense Minister Oscar Camilion and the rest of the breathed with relief defendants. That day, the Oral Criminal Court No. 3 Economic acquitted “of guilt and responsibility for the crime”.