Argentina says dead prosecutor tricked into accusing Fernandez

January 21, 2015 6:07 PM

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Argentina says dead prosecutor tricked into accusing Fernandez

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A prosecutor who accused Argentina's president of trying to derail the investigation into a 1994 bombing, and who died in mysterious circumstances on Sunday, was misled to believe there was a conspiracy to whitewash the crime, the government said on Wednesday.

State prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the lead investigator into the 1994 car bomb attack that killed 85 people at a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, hours before he was scheduled to present his case to Congress.

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