Jose Lopez, former public works secretary, escorted by police
|An official in the former government of President Cristina Fernandez was arrested on Tuesday as he allegedly tried to hide millions in dollars and other currencies at an Argentine monastery.|
A neighbor of the monastery called authorities after seeing a man throwing bags onto the property near Buenos Aires early Tuesday. Officers arrived and arrested a man who turned out to be former Public Works Secretary Jose Lopez.
|When he was arrested he tried to bribe police. He later told the nuns that police had tried to steal the money that he was trying to donate.|
There were dollars, yen, euros and a currency from Qatar. There was more than $7 million at the monastery which is about 35 miles (55 kilometers) west of Buenos Aires.