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Argentina's VP criticizes judge after raid

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's vice president says he's a victim of a misguided investigation by a judge and slanted news coverage after judicial authorities raided an apartment he owns in Buenos Aires.

Judge Daniel Rafecas has been overseeing an investigation into whether Vice President Amado Boudou used his influence while he was economy minister in 2010 to help the printing company Ciccone Calcografica get out of bankruptcy and favor it with government contracts.

Boudou said at a news conference on Thursday that he's innocent. He called Rafecas a "vaudeville" judge and also criticized the Argentine media organization Grupo Clarin and the newspaper La Nacion for their coverage of the case.

An apartment he owned was raided on Wednesday by authorities who are investigating the accusations.

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