Federal Judge María Romilda Servini ordered this Friday the summons to investigate the inspector of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI), Cristina Caamaño, in the framework of a file initiated by the massive leak of identities of spies and ex-spies that appeared in a minute book that was incorporated into a judicial file. It was the leak of about two thousand names, the largest in the history of the organization.
The hearing will unfold Friday, July 16, at 12, through the virtual platform zoom and the AFI intervener plans to present herself, according to sources in her environment, who indicated that Caamaño “facilitated all the information that was requested by the justice “in the framework of the case. Now we will have to see what the judge decides about the prosecutors of Lomas de Zamora who uploaded the complete minutes of the AFI’s daily agenda to the Lex system between the 2016 and 2019, which forced for example to bring intelligence attachés such as Lebanon.
The summons took by surprise to the current leadership of the AFI because in recent days Judge Servini had requested information related to the existence or not of regulations that indicate “how and when the information that this body provides to justice should be tested, since that is something that it is not regulated, “according to sources close to Caamano.
Caamaño was denounced as allegedly responsible for leaking the identities of spies and ex-spies that appeared in a minute book that the AFI made available to the federal justice of Lomas de Zamora in the framework of a file in which alleged maneuvers are investigated of illegal espionage deployed during the government of Cambiemos.
The file was initiated as a result of a presentation carried out by various people who identified themselves as former members of the Federal Intelligence Agency, who denounced that a book of minutes of administrative procedures (2016-2018) had been made public from which the identities of numerous agents and former agents of the Federal Intelligence Agency emerged, which according to the provisions of articles 16 and 17 of the Law of National Intelligence are classified as secret.
The complainants pointed out that that minute book reached the hands of the parties, not only the accused but also the accusers of the illegal espionage cause, and It even transpired in Kirchnerist media such as Eldestapeweb directed by Roberto Navarro, which exposed their identities.
This summary was joined by another initiated by the Comptroller of the Federal Intelligence Agency, who denounced that she delivered the aforementioned book to the magistrate in charge of the Federal Prosecutor 2 of Lomas de Zamora, within the framework of file 5,056 / 2020, together with copy of resolution 991/20, where it clarified that “security measures should be adopted so that the certifying that the information was available was personal and at the headquarters where it was located.”
In his complaint, Caamaño affirmed that the note that accompanied the delivery of the book specified that the reproduction, duplication or disclosure of the documentation or information should not be allowed, whether through technical or human means; at the same time, it indicated that the information that was not linked to the investigation and arose from the referenced documentation should be tested.
Not only were the names of more than 2,000 agents made public, but missions reserved abroad and the internal organization chart of “the house”, endangering not only operational agents but also analysts and “trust relationships” with intelligence services from other countries.
The scandal over the massive disclosure of AFI data also had an international impact, after the identity of at least 12 agents who were active abroad and six secret agreements of Argentina with four countries was revealed, among other information that appears in the 3,850 Resolutions of the AFI, which were in the 272 pages of the Resolution Protocol Book leaked two weeks ago.
It is the largest confidential data leak of the AFI in Argentine history. When he made the request, the prosecutor Eduardo Taiano recalled that on September 24, 2020, the ex-whistleblower spies have “aware” through the social networks that Cristina Caamaño “had published on the AFI website the minute book from which the secret information had come.”
At the time, the complainants argued that regardless of whether one thing or the other has occurred, the truth is that said document “left the AFI without the slightest security guard, “for which they blame the Comptroller of the Federal Intelligence Agency, Cristina Caamaño Paiz Iglesias.”
They think Caamano should having ordered the crossing out of names and secret operations so as not to violate the intelligence law. The scanned document contains a security code “1336” which turns out to be a watermark -usually red in color on its original- that indicates that this paper copy had a certain destination as its destination, which could be a court or a prosecutor’s office.