Argentina seeks probe into money-laundering

The Argentine government, embroiled in a money-laundering scandal threatening the job of the Central Bank chief, requested on Feb 12, 2001 an investigation involving local and foreign banks and a Mexican drug cartel. Federal Judge Adolfo Bagnasco has said that he received from the attorney for the treasury, Ernesto Marcer, "a denunciation of money-laundering" seeking an investigation into, among others, Citibank, the local unit of Citigroup.

Bagnasco said Marcer was seeking an investigation in

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