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Prosecutors question Macri's cousin in Argentina 'notebooks' graft scandal

7 August 2018

Argentine prosecutors questioned a construction executive related to President Mauricio Macri on Monday (August 06). The investigation was as part of a probe into bribe payments made to the former government, a person close to the case told Reuters. Angelo Calcaterra, the former head of construction company Iecsa and Macri's cousin, told prosecutors he was told by officials in the previous government to pay cash in exchange for public works contracts, said the source on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing probe.

More than a dozen former government officials and business executives have been arrested since Wednesday (August 01), according to local media reports.