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Pinochet may face trial for hidden fortune

Augusto Pinochet, the elderly former dictator who avoided prosecution at home and abroad for widespread torture and murder committed under his rule, may not be so successful in dodging accountability for alleged financial corruption. Many here say a probe into Pinochet’s hitherto secret multi-million-dollar bank accounts in the United States could result in the former general’s finally being brought to justice. Pinochet was under house arrest in London from October 1998 to March 2000 while a Spanish judge sought his extradition to Madrid to face charges of crimes against humanity, but the British government ultimately turned down the request and allowed him to return to Chile for health reasons. Full Story

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