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2006-01-30 14:45:54

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - The oldest daughter of former dictator Augusto Pinochet was released on bail in a tax evasion case on Monday, two days after she returned home and withdrew a bid for political asylum in the United States. A Santiago appeals court freed Lucia Pinochet Hiriart on $6,000 bail, court officials said. Pinochet Hiriart, 60, arrived in Chile on Saturday, nearly a week after fleeing her country to avoid tax charges. She had flown to Washington, where she was...

2006-01-28 13:15:41

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former dictator Augusto Pinochet was taken into custody on Saturday upon her return to Chile after seeking asylum in the United States to avoid tax charges. A federal judge greeted a tired Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, 60, as she arrived from Buenos Aires, where she made a brief stopover after being sent back from Washington late Friday. "Ms. Lucia, how nice that you've arrived, please come with me so that I can arraign...

2006-01-28 10:56:56

By Kevin Gray BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The elder daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was returning home to Chile on Saturday, nearly a week after she fled her country on tax charges and sought political asylum in the United States. Lucia Pinochet Hiriart boarded a flight bound for Santiago following a stopover in Buenos Aires in route from Washington, Chilean officials in the Argentine capital said. She had fled Chile for neighboring Argentina by car on...

2006-01-27 23:59:45

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was sent back to Argentina, two days after she arrived after fleeing tax charges in Chile, a U.S. Homeland Security official said on Friday. Shortly after withdrawing her request for political asylum in the United States, Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, 60, was sent to Argentina -- the last country she was in before coming to the United States. "Lucia Pinochet is no longer in the...

2006-01-27 22:01:29

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was sent back to Argentina, two days after she arrived after fleeing tax charges in Chile, a U.S. Homeland Security official said on Friday. Shortly after withdrawing her request for political asylum in the United States, Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, 60, was sent to Argentina -- the last country she was in before coming to the United States. "Lucia Pinochet is no longer in the...

2006-01-27 17:39:59

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has withdrawn her request for political asylum from the United States, two days after she arrived after fleeing tax charges in Chile, a U.S. Homeland Security official said on Friday. The official said Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, 60, who was taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on Wednesday after arriving at Dulles International Airport near Washington, was waiting...

2006-01-25 22:52:59

By Deborah Charles and Pav Jordan WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet asked the United States on Wednesday to grant her political asylum after she fled tax charges in Chile, Chilean officials said. Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, 60, was being moved to an immigration detention center late on Wednesday after spending most of the day at Dulles International Airport near Washington, Chilean Foreign Relations Minister Ignacio Walker...

2006-01-25 18:29:46

By Deborah Charles and Pav Jordan WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet asked the United States to grant her political asylum on Wednesday after she fled tax charges in Chile, a Chilean official said. Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, 60, was in custody at Dulles International Airport near Washington pending a decision in the case and after being questioned since early in the day, a U.S. official said. "The Chilean government has been...

2006-01-25 14:37:37

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials questioned the eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet at a Washington area airport on Wednesday after she fled tax charges in Chile, officials said. Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, 60, has been charged with tax fraud related to some $1 million in undeclared taxes and falsification of documents as part of a widening tax evasion and fraud investigation involving the Pinochet family. She was served with a subpoena in...

2006-01-25 12:02:10

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was being questioned at a Washington area airport on Wednesday after fleeing tax charges in Chile, officials said. Lucia Pinochet Hiriart has been charged with tax fraud related to some $1 million in undeclared taxes and falsification of documents as part of a widening tax evasion and fraud investigation involving the Pinochet family. She was served with a subpoena over the...


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