Argentine VP Cristina Fernández guilty, 6 years for fraud


              Supporters of Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez, a former president, react after hearing the verdict and sentence in a conspiracy and fraud trial against Fernandez, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The court sentenced Fernandez to 6 years in prison and was issued a lifetime ban from holding public office. Fernandez is accused of running a criminal organization that defrauded the state of $1 billion during her presidency through public works contracts granted to a construction magnate closely tied to her family. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              Supporters of Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez, a former president, cry after hearing the verdict and sentence in a conspiracy and fraud trial against Fernandez, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The court sentenced Fernandez to 6 years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding public office. Fernandez is accused of running a criminal organization that defrauded the state of $1 billion during her presidency through public works contracts granted to a construction magnate closely tied to her family. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              A supporter of Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez, a former president, waits outside a federal court building where judges are expected to announce the verdict and sentence in a conspiracy and fraud trial against her, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Fernandez is accused of running a criminal organization that defrauded the state of $1 billion during her presidency through public works contracts granted to a construction magnate closely tied to her family. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              Supporters of Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez, a former president, gather outside a federal court building where judges are expected to announce the verdict and sentence in a conspiracy and fraud trial against her, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Fernandez is accused of running a criminal organization that defrauded the state of $1 billion during her presidency through public works contracts granted to a construction magnate closely tied to her family. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              Riot police flank the exterior of a federal court building after judges announced the sentence and verdict in a conspiracy and fraud trial against Vice President Cristina Fernandez, a former president, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The court sentenced Fernandez to 6 years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding public office. Fernandez is accused of running a criminal organization that defrauded the state of $1 billion during her presidency through public works contracts granted to a construction magnate closely tied to her family. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              FILE - Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez greets supporters as she leaves her home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug. 23, 2022. Federal court judges are preparing on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, to announce their verdict in the corruption trial of Fernandez who  is accused of running a criminal organization that defrauded the state of $1 billion during her presidency through public works contracts granted to a construction magnate closely tied to her family. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
            
              A man walks next to a graffiti that reads in Spanish: "Cristina is hope", in reference to Vice President Cristina Kirchner, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Dic. 5, 2022. A judge will determine Tuesday whether to sentence Cristina Kirchner for allegedly leading a criminal conspiracy that irregularly awarded public works contracts to a friend and ally. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              Supporters of Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez, a former president, gather outside the court where judges are expected to announce the verdict in a corruption case against her in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The banner reads in Spanish "Everyone with Cristina." Three judges will soon announce their verdict in the corruption trial of Fernandez, accused of running a criminal organization that fraudulently directed about $1 billion in public works projects to her longtime ally when she was president. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              Supporters of Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez, a former president, rally outside the court where judges are expected to announce the verdict in a corruption case against her in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The banner reads in Spanish "Everyone with Cristina." Three judges will soon announce their verdict in the corruption trial of Fernandez, accused of running a criminal organization that fraudulently directed about $1 billion in public works projects to her longtime ally when she was president. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Argentine VP Cristina Fernández guilty, 6 years for fraud