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Lucia Pinochet

Ines Lucia Pinochet Hiriart is the eldest daughter of former Chilean President and Dictator Augusto Pinochet and Lucia Hiriart de Pinochet, both of French descent and the former additionally of Breton descent.

Under indictment for tax fraud, Pinochet traveled to the United States in January 2006 where she appealed for political asylum, but was promptly deported back to Argentina, the nation where she had last resided. At her father's private funeral in December 2006, she praised him for lighting a "flame of freedom" in September 1973, when he overthrew the government of Salvador Allende.

On September 13, 2007, Pinochet announced her intention to run as independent for a seat in parliament for the 23rd district in Santiago. However, she was arrested in October 2007 in the frame of the Riggs case, along with Pinochet's four other children and Lucia Hiriart, and 17 other persons . They are charged of embezzlement and use of false passports, accused of having illegally transferred $27m (13.2m) to foreign bank accounts during Pinochet's rule Pinochet family arrested in Chile, BBC, 4 October 2007 Cobertura Especial: Detienen a familia y principales colaboradores de Pinochet, La Tercera, 4 October 2007 .

Related websites

Pinochet family arrested in Chile

Cobertura Especial: Detienen a familia y principales colaboradores de Pinochet

News of her case

Overview of her case


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