The judge of the Buenos Aires Federal Chamber Mariano Llorens rejected this wednesday remove his two colleagues Eduardo Farah and Pablo Bertuzzi from the cause that investigates alleged illegal espionage maneuvers by the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) during the government of Mauricio Macri.
In parallel, also denied a proposal from former vice president Amado Boudou for Bertuzzi to continue intervening in the case due to its transitory status, although the Court confirmed the validity of his role until the contest for his position in the federal chamber is decided.
Faced with this decision, room II of that Court of Appeals based in Comodoro Py 2002, which has to review the last 38 prosecutions dictated by former spies, was integrated by Llorens, Farah and Bertuzzi, informed judicial sources.
Last week, the ultra K deputy and judicial operator of Cristina Kirchner, Leopoldo Moreau, warned that Llorens had to be looked at with a magnifying glass because he had to decide how the prosecutions will continue issued by the Judge of Lomas de Zamora, Juan Pablo Augé, within the framework of the case. This is promoted by Vice President Cristina Kirchner.
In a pressure on Justice, Moreau assured that these chambermaids are trying “flip the cause“, while they are looking – he did not say who -” to pressure a drug trafficker who confessed to having participated in the attack against an official of exchange, José Luis Vila. “He alluded to” Verdura “Rodríguez who turned himself in in 2020 and confessed to having participated in the threatens with trotyl against Vila which allowed Judge Federico Villena to open the case in Lomas and not in the Capital.
Now a new date should be set for a hearing, prior to resolving on those prosecutions signed by federal judge Augé, before the transfer of the investigation of the justice from Lomas de Zamora to Comodoro Py 2002 by order of the Federal Chamber of Cassation.
Among these prosecutions are those of the former AFI holders in the macrismo, Gustavo Arribas and Silvia Majdalani.
It must also be decided whether to confirm or revoke the lack of merit that was dictated to Macri’s private secretary, Darío Nieto.
The Chamber had convened a first hearing last week but had to suspend it before the challenges presented and proposals for postponement of some of the parties.
In Farah’s case, he had been challenged by Arribas’s defense, but Judge Llorens rejected the claim because he understood that the arguments givenn are not sufficient to cast doubt on the impartiality of the magistrate.
Bertuzzi had been challenged by Boudou’s complaint, who claims to have been the victim of illegal espionage when he was detained in the Ezeiza prison for the Ciccone cause, but the proposal was also rejected by Llorens.