The deputy of Together for Change Luis Petri warned this Saturday that the defense of former vice president Amado Boudou He will try to appeal to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to eventually annul his sentence and thus be able to return to being a civil servant.
Petri recalled that for a few months the bicameral commission for the implementation of the Criminal Procedure Code -which handles Kirchnerism- brought into effect some articles of that code that would allow “the revision of the sentences eventually by the Inter-American Court”.
The legislator affirmed in statements to the program Dato on Dato on radio Milenium that the defense of the former Minister of Economy would try “despite the fact that the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation has stated that the Inter-American Court can not become a Court of Appeal ”.
Boudou stayed on Friday with conditional freedom then the reduction of his sentence in eleven months and in a controversial judicial process.
On Friday, the Director of Legal Affairs of the Senate and lawyer from Boudou, Graciana Peñafort, He announced that he will request the nullity of the sentence to 5 years and 10 months in prison but he did not say how.
“When a person is convicted of corruption, in addition to the prison sentence, it is also established perpetual disqualification to gain access to public office ”, Petri recalled.
Petri stressed that “going to the Inter-American Court would be a real judicial scandal, but it is very likely that it will be raised considering the antecedents, hopefully it will be rejected. “
“In this Argentina of today it would be scandalous that a person who was convicted with a final judgment, who reached the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, achieve a review of the judgment in international forums, ”he reiterated.
He recalled that the illegal purchase of Ciccone by Boudou and his partner Nuñez Carmona was surrounded by scandals. It began when in 2013 the then presidenthe made the attorney general of the Nation resign, “Bebe” Righi for having allowed the search of the former president’s apartment.
Then “Boudou received an excessively short sentence, that sentence was firm and despite being firm he was fulfilling house arrest, granted by Judge Daniel Obligado, inexplicably because he had to be serving an effective prison sentence ”.
In addition, he used the law educational incentives “to obtain a sentence reduction by making a fraud to the law of execution of the sentence because these incentives are foreseen so that people no trades they can be socially reintegrated once they regain freedom ”.
“It has nothing to do with what Boudou did, who ultimately used this resource doing electricity courses or organizing events to obtain a reduction of the sentence of up to 11 months ”, stressed the legislator from Mendoza.
For Petri “it is clearly about a convicted VIP who had privileges, that it was above the law and that from these benefits it achieved a significant reduction of the sentence, which makes us suppose that it was a disguised pardon based on the use of procedural benefits or benefits in the execution law of grief. “
He denounced that “since this Government took office, without a doubt the main objective they have had is to colonize justice and eventually make it dependent on political power ”, appointed judges such as Alejo Ramos Padilla.
“In addition, they do it explicitly through judicial reform projects or the public ministry law, which for us is the law that marks a hinge because if they ultimately manage to sanction it, immediately they take over the Public Ministry and from there they obtain the closure of each one of the causes that have them as protagonists for the acts of corruption ”, he warned.
But also “there is a silent reform and there is a silent outpost that has been happening to the Judiciary and the Public Ministry and has to do with the appointment of judges and prosecutors, with retirement requests, with the departure of the Anti-Corruption Office as plaintiff in all cases such as corruption … “
Finally, Petri stated that “there is everything a systematic plan from the vice president to obtain the dismissals from the control of Chambers that are crucial or pardons in fact, because using resources and procedural benefits, even obtaining convictions, they do not spend a single day deprived of liberty. ”