A gun was pulled at the vice president of Argentina Cristina Fernandez (social networks)
The court in Argentina tonight (Wednesday) sentenced Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to six years in prison and disqualified her from holding public office.
This, due to a well-publicized corruption case.
The vice president has temporary immunity due to her current position, and therefore will not face an immediate prison sentence.
She is also expected to appeal the sentence, which could take years in higher courts.
Has temporary immunity by virtue of her position.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Photo: Reuters)
Technically, the deputy can run for office while the appeals are pending, but yesterday she said she "will not be a candidate to speak" in next year's general election.
Fernandez de Kirchner, who served as president for two terms between 2007 and 2015, faced charges of alleged corruption in the awarding of public works during her tenure.
She denied the accusations and called the court "a firing squad".
The court acquitted her of another count of "illegal association".
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner