August 18, 2006

Court strips Pinochet immunity in fraud case

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court stripped
former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution
on Friday to face charges in a $27 million tax fraud case,
court sources said.

Pinochet, 90, has avoided being processed in a handful of
human rights cases because of his health problems, which
include mild dementia caused by frequent mini-strokes.