The case joins a long line of political scandals involving Augusto Pinochet Hiriart, a former soldier and businessman, The Santiago Times reported Tuesday.
In 1989, Pinochet Hiriart received some $1.8 million to act as an intermediary between the Chilean Army and a bankrupt weapons factory.
Deputy Prosecutor Marcial Perez Torres said the check fraud charges will be outlined at a Tuesday hearing.
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