A court in Argentina has sentenced a former government official to 6 years in prison for illicit enrichment after he tried to hide millions of dollars in cash at a convent.
Former public works secretary José López was arrested in 2016 when he was trying to stash bags full of nearly $9 million and about 150,000 euros at the convent in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
The case became a symbol of Argentina’s entrenched corruption.
The court said Wednesday the money will be donated to two children’s hospitals and ordered López to be barred from holding public office for life.
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