Chilean court upholds Pinochet asset freeze

Chilean court upholds Pinochet asset freeze

[JURIST] A Chilean appeals court Wednesday upheld a $5 million asset freeze of former president Augusto Pinochet [JURIST news archive]. A bid by Pinochet's lawyers to have the judge, Sergio Munoz, removed because of bias was also rejected. Pinochet is currently being investigated for tax evasion and misappropriation of public funds after a 2004 US Senate report [PDF] exposed secret accounts worth up to $15 million [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.