The Federal Chamber of Mendoza left firm this Friday the prosecution of federal judge with electoral jurisdiction Walter Bento for bribery and prevarication, among other charges, and described as “expletives” the terms used by the magistrate and the strategy of his defense headed by the lawyer Mariano Cúneo Libarona.
The chambermaids Alfredo Rafael Porras, Gustavo Castiñeira de Dios, and Manuel Alberto Pizarro spoke in harsh terms about Bento, who had desisted from appealing, judicial sources reported.
“It was resolved to order the prosecution of Walter Ricardo Bento, regarding the crimes of illicit association (as Chief Organizer), passive bribery, prevaricate, omission and delay of justice, money laundering and illicit enrichment, and Marta Isabel Boiza -laundering of assets and illicit enrichment- “, indicated the Chamber.
The judges referred in their resolution to “the expletives poured (by Bento) taking into account the inaccuracies, disqualifications and grievances made in the aforementioned procedural act, not only for responding to offensive, unreal and unfair accusations towards the Court, but we are accompanied by a clear duty of intellectual honesty, and that given the repercussion that it has had this cause towards society, be it herself who can assess the occurrence of these actions “,
In the text by which Bento withdrew from the appeal, he pointed out that the chambermaids are part of a “lawfare” maneuver -theory used by Vice President Cristina Kirchner- that federal judge Eduardo Puigdéngolas (who prosecuted him) put together prosecutor Dante Vega, “for which the collegiate body maintained that in his statements the magistrate -who still retains his post and also has electoral competence- “He questions all Argentine Justice”.
“The aforementioned questions, far from being directed at refuting or contradicting a certain judicial pronouncement, are directed at questioning the full functioning of a court and the justice system of the Argentine Republic, by affirming the disbelief in our judicial administration,” pointed out the collegiate .
In this judicial instance, the embargo on the questioned magistrate (for $ 177,610,000) and on Boiza’s properties for the value of $ 149,773,600 was also final.
Bento is accused as the alleged head or organizer of an illicit association in a real contest with passive bribery -that is, collecting bribes- on ten occasions; in ideal competition with prevaricate, delay of Justice, illicit enrichment and laundering of assets of criminal origin.