Federal Judge María Romilda Servini inquired this Friday to the auditor of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI), Cristina Caamaño, in the case in which it is investigated filtration of the identities of more than two thousand spies and ex-spies that appeared in a minute book that was incorporated into a judicial file.
Among them, the name of the AFI attaché in the Argentine embassy in Lebanon, an expert on Hezbollah and the attack on the AMIA who had to return to the country urgently due to that leak.
The judge now has ten business days, after the fair, to decide whether to process the president of Legitimate Justice, dictate the lack of merit or dismiss her.
The hearing was held by video call and the AFI intervener stated that the accusation “is unfounded” because the disclosed information had been delivered to the Justice in “paper format together with a resolution in which the security measures for their protection were expressly established “.
Caamano was denounced as allegedly responsible for the leaking of the identities of active agents and other retirees 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 They are investigating alleged illegal espionage maneuvers deployed during the Cambiemos government.
The file was initiated as a result of a presentation made by former members of the AFI, who denounced that a book of minutes of administrative procedures had been made public (corresponding to the period 2016-2018) from where the identities of numerous agents and former agents of the spy station emerged.
The complainants pointed out that that minute book was uploaded to the digital file of the case and reached the hands of the parties, not only the defendants but also the accusers of the illegal espionage cause, and even transpired in the media such as Roberto Navarro’s K Eldestape media, which, they complained, exposed their identities.
This summary was joined by another initiated by the AFI intervener, who denounced that he delivered the aforementioned book to the Lomas de Zamora prosecutor Cecilia Incardona, within the framework of file 5,056 / 2020, together with a copy of resolution 991/20, where it clarified that “security measures had to 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, either through technical or human means, while indicating that it should to test the information that is not linked to the investigation and arises from the referenced documentation “.
In the investigation, the AFI intervener explained again that “there is no regulation that indicates the test as a security norm, and that any public official in charge of an organism is obliged to send information, even classified, at the request of a judge or prosecutor “. However, the deputy of Juntos por el Cambio and member of the bicameral intelligence commission, José Cano, said that the intelligence law sets requirements for the delivery of secret information.
He also explained to Judge Servini and prosecutor Eduardo Taiano that, when he delivered the book of administrative records to the Justice, he indicated that, “if the Prosecutor’s Office considered necessary access to any of the parties, it should be done personally, at the headquarters judicial process and that it should be recorded in a document drawn up in which the consequences of the disclosure of that information were made clear. “
In their written defense before Servini, the prosecutors who intervened in the cause of illegal espionage while he was in Lomas de Zamora indicated that the information provided by Caamaño “was useful for the advancement of the investigation and that it was delivered to them, like all the documentation that the agency sent them, together with the security regulations to prevent their leakage. “