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Chilean court upholds tax fraud charges against Pinochet wife, son

[JURIST] A Chilean appeals court denied a motion to dismiss tax charges against the wife and son of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet [Wikipedia profile, JURIST news archive] Friday. Chilean prosecutors filed charges [JURIST report] against Pinochet's relatives last week, alleging they were complicit in hiding millions of dollars in over 100 accounts, including some in the US [JURIST report]. The Santiago Appeals Court has stripped Pinochet's immunity [JURIST report] on these charges and on charges of human rights violations [JURIST report]; the prosecutor is waiting on these immunity decisions to reach their final appeal before pressing charges against Pinochet himself. Reuters has more.

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