Argentine Appeals Court Throws out Case Against President

March 26, 2015 9:32 PM

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A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a case accusing President Cristina Fernandez and other top officials of a major cover-up deal with Iran, giving a victory of sorts to an administration that has been rocked by the mysterious death of the prosecutor who made the allegation.

In a 2-1 decision, the 1st Chamber of the Federal Court upheld a February decision by federal Judge Daniel Rafecas to dismiss the case. In a withering ruling, Rafecas said the case failed to present a single element of a possible crime.

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