BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The lower house of Argentina's Congress has voted to remove the immunity from prosecution enjoyed by a lawmaker who was a top official in former President Cristina Fernandez's government.
Local television broadcast images of border police entering the home of Julio de Vido to arrest him shortly after Wednesday's 176-0 vote that opens him to prosecution on corruption charges.
The former planning minister is being investigated on suspicion of having the government overpay more than $7 billion for liquefied gas. He's also being probed for possible embezzlement in another case.
De Vido served in Fernandez's 2007-2015 administration as well as the 2003-2007 government of Fernandez's husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner.