BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Another trial has begun for Argentina's former president and convicted arms trafficker, Carlos Menem.
This time he's charged with falsifying his official wealth declaration in 2000. Menem allegedly failed to mention four bank accounts, two properties, two ultra-light airplanes, stock in telecom companies and two vehicles.
One of the bank accounts was opened in Liechtenstein with $6 million while he was president in the 1990s.
The 83-year-old senator faces six years in prison if convicted, but his defense says too much time has passed to try him now. His lawyers also say he meant no harm by omitting the information in the document that wealthier Argentines must file annually for tax purposes.
Menem called all the charges "totally unfounded" as he left court on Monday.
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