October 25, 2017 / 6:31 PM / 2 years ago

Former official of Argentina's Fernandez turns himself in to authorities - media

Former Planning Minister Julio De Vido (C) arrives to the federal justice building where former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attended court, in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Julio De Vido, an ex-minister who served in former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s government, turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday after he was stripped of immunity from arrest, local media reported.

Congress had earlier voted to strip former planning minister and current lawmaker De Vido of his immunity after a three-judge panel ordered his arrest as part of a probe into an alleged case of fraud, marking a milestone in the country’s anti-corruption fight.

Reporting by Nicolas Misculin and Luc Cohen, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien

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