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Fernandez's daughter appeals decision to seize her money

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2015 file photo, Florencia Kirchner, daughter of Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez, casts her vote during elections in Rio Gallegos, Argentina. An Argentine prosecutor asked on July 15, 2016 for a local court to seize the more than $4.6 million from the bank safe deposit boxes belonging to the 26-year-old Kirchner, as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering. Florencia appealed the judge's order on Thursday, July 21. (AP Photo/Francisco Munoz, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2015 file photo, Florencia Kirchner, daughter of Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez, casts her vote during elections in Rio Gallegos, Argentina. An Argentine prosecutor asked on July 15, 2016 for a local court to seize the more than $4.6 million from the bank safe deposit boxes belonging to the 26-year-old Kirchner, as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering. Florencia appealed the judge's order on Thursday, July 21. (AP Photo/Francisco Munoz, File)  (The Associated Press)

The daughter of former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is appealing a judge's order authorizing the seizure of more than $5 million as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering.

Officials last week opened a bank safe deposit box belonging to the 26-year-old daughter, Florencia Kirchner, at her request in an effort to clear her name.

Kirchner lawyer Carlos Beraldi filed the appeal Thursday against the judge's decision earlier this week to seize $4.6 million found in the safe deposit box and about $1 million more from bank accounts belonging to Fernandez's daughter.

Kirchner said last week that she has nothing to hide and that the money is partly from the inheritance left by her father, former President Nestor Kirchner, who died in 2010.