The youngest son of disgraced businessman Lázaro Báez looks likely to face investigation by a federal court over the disappearance of some US$1.5 million tied to the sale of sheep wool.
Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría will investigate Leandro Báez, the son of the former Kirchner presidential couple's alleged frontman Lázaro, over the sale - allegedly in cash - of 250,000 kilos of wool, Clarín newspaper reported Wednesday.
Báez Jr. also faces preventative detention following a request from prosecutor Abel Córdoba that the young man be arrested on the grounds he posed a risk to the investigation and could flee.
Leandro's older brother Martín is currently behind bars after breaking an embargo placed on his assets in the so-called "K-money route" investigation, in which prosecutors allege the Báez family was involved in a scheme of money laundering of some US$60 million, in cahoots with the Kirchner family, across a three-year period.
In April, he told the court investigating him and his relatives that the company at the heart of the alleged conspiracy, Austral Construcciones, owned by his father, ""was his [Lázaro Báez's] business and he managed it as his wished"
Leandro faces four years behind bars if found guilty of involvement in the money laundering scheme.
"Martín didn't tell me about the offshore accounts. Martín is a very reserved person", he told the court in April. "I never asked anybody where the money came from".
"Lázaro managed the money. He would say: 'I handle the money'", he alleged.
His lawyer Analia Fangano has argued before the court that Lázaro Báez manipulated his children who "had no control or awareness" about the alleged illegal financial operations being carried out in their names.