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Judge indicts former Argentine president in corruption case

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez pushes her hair back after unveiling a bust of her late husband, and former president, Nestor Kirchner, at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An Argentine judge indicted Fernandez on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in a corruption case involving public works. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez pushes her hair back after unveiling a bust of her late husband, and former president, Nestor Kirchner, at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An Argentine judge indicted Fernandez on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in a corruption case involving public works. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Argentine judge has indicted former President Cristina Fernandez in a corruption case involving public works.

Federal Judge Julian Ercolini on Tuesday approved charges of illicit association and fraudulent administration against Fernandez, as well as businessman Lazaro Baez, whose company allegedly benefited from irregular contracts. Two former cabinet ministers also were named.