Argentine cbank head asks judge to suspend probe

Argentina's Central Bank President Pedro Pou asked a federal judge on Mar 12, 2001 to stop a congressional commission investigating charges he turned a blind eye to money laundering from voicing its conclusion.

If the bicameral commission finds Pou and other members of the central bank's board of directors failed to police the laundering of millions of dollars through the Argentine financial system, they can recommend President Fernando de la Rua fire him. Pou is expected to testify before the