UPDATE 2-Ex-IMF head Rato in preliminary corruption probe

April 16, 2015 9:33 PM

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MADRID, April 16 (Reuters) - The home and office of former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato were searched on Thursday as part of a tax and money laundering investigation into his personal wealth, Spanish judicial officials said.

Earlier, cameras showed Rato, a former Spanish economy minister, wearing a suit without a tie and being escorted from his home by police and tax officials amid heavy media presence.

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