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Short Take: Argentinean bank, IBM scandal denied

Alberto Kohan, chief of staff to Argentinian President Carlos Menem, has denied press reports that he knew about alleged bribes involving a key state-owned bank and an IBM local branch. Major dailies reported that a former economy minister told a judge that Kohan knew government officials paid bribes to secure the deal between state-run Banco Nacin and IBM to install computers, as reported by Reuters.

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Alberto Kohan, chief of staff to Argentinian President Carlos Menem, has denied press reports that he knew about alleged bribes involving a key state-owned bank and an local branch. Major dailies reported that a former economy minister told a judge that Kohan knew government officials paid bribes to secure the deal between state-run Banco Nacin and IBM to install computers, as reported by Reuters.