Argentina may investigate its president for financial crimes revealed by the massive Panama Papers leak.
Kirchnerist member of parliament Norman Dario Martinez requested looking into the Panama Papers, which repeatedly implicate President Mauricio Macri. The leaks may have enough evidence for a lawsuit against the new head of state, said District Attorney Federico Delgado on Thursday.
"Our country’s judicial system is confined within narrowly-defined limits,” said Delgado. “We would have to determine, as a first step, if Mr. Mauricio Macri maliciously omitted (information) from his affidavit."
In asset declarations in 2007 and 2008, made when he was mayor of Buenos Aires, Macri did not disclose his connection to Fleg Trading, a Bahamas-based company that he headed. The company was managed by Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal.
Nestor Grindetti, who was in charge of Buenos Aires' Ministry of Taxation in Macri's Cabinet, also appears in the confidential files. He also served the financial empire of Macri's father for more than 25 years.
A government statement defended Macri, saying that he did not have to declare his affiliation because he did not own dividends in the company. They said its activities were completely legal.