The Government prepares a program for “monitor” the private activities of officials who occupy high positions in the public administration with the intention of reviewing both the antecedents prior to access to the public function as well as the subsequent ones.
Through the Resolution 15/2021, published this Thursday in the Official Gazette, with the signature of the head of the Anti-Corruption Office (OA), Felix Crous, was entrusted to the Transparency Policy Planning Directorate, responsible for the development of anti-corruption policies in the public sector national, to develop a program to control officials.
The initiative is promoted at a time when Kirchnerism maintains a strong offensive against former President Mauricio Macri, who initiated more than 150 causes, mostly sponsored by the OA.
The cause for the so-called Macrista “Judicial Table”, and the alleged illegal espionage, appear on the list of complaints filed against the former president.
In addition, as Clarín reported, Kirchnerism also denounced the former president for the agreement with the IMF, where they even want to impute the directors of the organization who granted the loan of 45 billion dollars.
A little over a month away, Crous, who is a member of Legitimate Justice, criminally denounced Macri for alleged malicious concealment of part of his assets and accused him of having carried out stock movements between fictitious companies and non-existent partners to give the appearance of legality to money that could have been obtained in a spurious way.
The complaint was prompted by a report prepared by the General Inspection of Justice, which warned about the possibility that the former president had incurred in the crimes of illicit enrichment and money laundering.
The maneuver denounced by the OA refers to stock movements involving the companies AGRO G SA, Latin Bio and even the Blind Administration Trust that Macri signed with the firm Seguridad Fiduciaria SA when he assumed the presidency.
Now the Anticorruption Office, through the Transparency Policies Planning Directorate, seeks to design “a System of Prior and Subsequent Private Activity Monitoring to the Exercise of Public Function “.
According to the resolution published in the Official Gazette, this program will register “background, ties and private interests of the people who enter high positions in the National State “.
Through this monitoring, “until three years before taking office“, but will also review the activities carried out by these people upon graduation from public service until one year later upon termination of duties.
The purpose of the program is to “check and verify compliance with pre and post public employment standards, with mechanisms of citizen control and active transparency “.
Likewise, the same direction was entrusted “with the projection of measures and the articulation with the different public and private actors necessary for the design, formulation, evaluation and collaborative planning of the Monitoring System of Private Activities Before and After the Exercise of Public Function. can express its potentiality “.
This initiative is promoted after last year Crous resigned his status as plaintiff in all criminal cases for corruption, many of which involve former Kirchner officials, with the argument that “lack of staff” for that task.