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Argentine judge removed for bribing witness to 1994 bombing

[JURIST] A panel of judges in Argentina on Wednesday removed a judge from office for bribing a witness to a car bomb attack. The 1994 bombing leveled the seven-story Argentine Israeli Mutual Aid Association [Wikipedia backgrounder], killing 85 and wounding over 200. Five police officers charged with supplying vehicles to the bombers were acquitted last September, and the case remains unsolved [JURIST report]. Judge Juan Jose Galeano was removed for paying $400,000 to a defendant expected to implicate other officers [Chicago Tribune report] as the local connection to Iran and the Hezbollah militia. Galeano may now face criminal charges. The New Zealand Herald has more.

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