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Argentina to contact Brazil, Switzerland on alleged spy chief bribes

A federal judge in Argentina has moved to request information from Brazil and Switzerland to determine if President Mauricio Macri’s spy chief received bribe money from builder Odebrecht in 2013, state-run news agency Telam reported on Tuesday.

While corruption charges have swirled around former President Cristina Fernandez in Argentina, the investigation of National Intelligence Agency Director Gustavo Arribas raises questions about a top official in Macri’s year-old administration.

Prosecutors are investigating whether a transfer of $600,000 from a Brazilian money changer to a Swiss bank account in Arribas’ name was a bribe from Odebrecht, the Brazil-based conglomerate at the center of a global graft scandal.

Arribas denies taking bribes or having any link to…

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