The director of Legal Affairs of the Senate, Graciana Peñafort, celebrated this Friday the decision of federal judge Ricardo Basilico to grant the controversial conditional release to former vice president Amado Boudou and assured that as his defender he will continue to appeal, until obtaining “the nullity” of his sentence, in the framework of the Ciccone case.
Thus, after obtaining the nullity of the case of Future Dollar and the Qunita Plan, now Kirchnerism goes for the Ciccone case. While Cristina Kirchner awaits the completion of the judicial fair to try to get the nullity of the Pact with Iran.
Peñafort is, in addition to Cristina’s official in the Senate, lawyer for Boudou and former K officials prosecuted in the case opened by the complaint of the former AMIA prosecutor Amado Boudou.She is part of the group of lawyers who collaborate with the vice president in her judicial strategy and talk about the theory of lawfare.
“I am very happy. Amado’s (Boudou) situation was very unfair and we are going to continue fighting against all the points of his sentence,” said the lawyer, in dialogue with radio K.
Peñafort affirmed: “We are going to continue demanding the nullity of the sentence against Amado. Everything we said during the Ciccone trial was confirmed: the Macrismo Judicial Table, which had been paid to (Alejandro) Vandenbroele for him to testify and the illegal wiretaps appeared. ”This statement refers to the salary – not an illegal payment – that he received in the witness protection program after his confession.
The judge of the Federal Oral Court 1, Ricardo Basilico, yesterday granted conditional release to the former vice president of the Nation, after considering that he had already served two-thirds of the sentence to 5 years and 10 months in prison that had been imposed on him in the framework of the Ciccone case.
Peñafort remarked that “there is still a fight ahead to annul the sentence against Amado, but it was necessary to restore a little the order of life of a person who was persecuted for nationalizing the AFJP” created during the Menem government.
In that sense, he said that “the persecution” against Amado Boudou “had nothing to do with Ciccone, where they had to pay for Vandenbroele’s testimony to link him” to the cause.
The lawyer also raised the need to “to change the structures and the logic of power of the Judicial Power”, because he pointed out that “Amado Boudou is free, but there are many in prisons who do not know the names and are in the same situation, fighting to access these benefits.”
“Impunity for those who act badly in the Judiciary can no longer occur,” he said.