- Title: Wife of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez summoned to court after cash seizure
- Date: 2nd September 2017
- Summary: CARACAS, VENEZUELA (FILE) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF LILIAN TINTORI, WIFE OF OPPOSITION LEADER LEOPOLDO LOPEZ, IN DEMONSTRATION WITH SUPPORTERS TINTORI HUGGING SUPPORTER
- Embargoed: 16th September 2017 01:21
- Keywords: Leopoldo Lopez Lilian Tintori Nicolas Maduro
- Location: CARACAS, VENEZUELA AND INTERNET
- City: CARACAS, VENEZUELA AND INTERNET
- Country: Venezuela
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016WWIXXJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A Venezuelan court summoned Lilian Tintori, wife of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, on Friday (September 1) for a hearing related to a seizure of a large sum of cash from a vehicle she owns.
The notice, which was accessed by Reuters, indicates that Tintori must appear in a Caracas court on September 5.
Tintori spoke out about the summons on Twitter and where she said "it is not a crime to have cash on your property."
Authorities seized some 200 million bolivares (some $12,000 US) stacked inside wooden boxes from the vehicle.
Tintori said the money was intended to pay for the medical expenses of her 100-year-old grandmother who has been hospitalized in recent days.
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