(October 19, 2004) Former dictator Augusto Pinochet, admired by a quarter of Chileans, lost credibility even among his strongest supporters after the discovery of secret offshore accounts holding up to US$8 million, an opinion poll revealed.
(October 8, 2004) Former dictator General Augusto Pinochet’s older son was formally charged today with fraud in an investigation linked to the illegal sale of vehicles, and prosecutors said they will seek a three-year prison sentence.
(October 2, 2004) Tax authorities in Chile have filed a formal lawsuit against the former dictator Augusto Pinochet, alleging massive fraud and tax evasion through offshore accounts that came to light in July.
(September 22, 2004) A probe by Chile’s top prosecutor into secret accounts kept by General Augusto Pinochet at a US bank has disclosed that the former dictator accumulated a fortune of nearly $US16 million ($22.9 million), according to a report published today.
(September 15, 2004) Will the federal government seize the assets of Washington, D.C.-based Riggs Bank and its affiliates in response to the bank’s role in supporting international terrorist Augusto Pinochet?
(September 5, 2004) Chile is a conservative nation, by far the most Swiss country in South America, whose citizens pride themselves on their probity. Many believed that Pinochet might have been a ruthless dictator but at least he wasn’t a thief.
(August 28, 2004) Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is a step closer to being tried for atrocities committed under his 1973-1990 regime after a court stripped him of immunity from prosecution.
(August 27, 2004) Augusto Pinochet must have thought he was in the clear when he gave a television interview to a Cuban-American journalist last year. Chile’s Supreme Court had ruled him mentally unfit to stand trial in 2002, and it looked as if he would never have to face justice for the crimes of his reign from 1973 to 1990.
(July 21, 2004) A Chilean court formally opened an investigation into former dictator Augusto Pinochet’s finances for the first time on Tuesday after the disclosure of secret U.S. bank accounts led to accusations of fraud.
(July 21, 2004) A court in Chile has started an investigation into allegations of corruption against the former leader Augusto Pinochet.
(July 20, 2004) Two human rights lawyers on Tuesday filed the first corruption lawsuit against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet for alleged financial crimes after the disclosure of his secret bank accounts in the United States. \
(July 18, 2004) In theory, the Augusto Pinochet era ended long ago, and Chile is now a modern and prosperous country that has healed the scars inflicted by the dark years of his dictatorship.