Spain: Ex-IMF head Rodrigo Rato testifies in money-laundering case

Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Rodrigo Rato appeared in a Madrid court on Thursday, to testify in a money-laundering case. «In other similar cases of people with biographies similar to mine, with responsibilities equal to or greater than mine, in no case has the public treasury raised tax crimes, so I think we are facing a case of discrimination,» Rato said after leaving the... Еще court. Dubbed the 'Black Cards' case, the trial involves Rato and 65 other former executives from Caja Madrid and Bankia, who all face charges of corruption and money laundering, after allegedly having misused credit cards for their own personal expenses and failed to declare it. Rato is accused of spending €12 million ($13.5 million) of funds on luxury shopping and parties between 2003 and 2012.

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