the federal prosecutor Guillermo Marijuan requested the dismissal of the vice president Cristina Kirchner in the case known as “The K Money Route”.
This is the case in which the employer Lazaro Baez He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, accused of having laundered some 65 million dollars through the financial company known as “La Rosadita”.
Following Marijuan’s request, it is federal judge Sebastián Casanello who must decide on the situation of the head of the Senate.
dope had been the one who accused Cristina Kirchner, based among other issues on the statement of the repentant financier leonardo farinawho had said that Báez had told him that the former president had warned him that the United States Embassy was concerned about his money laundering maneuvers.
In the investigation stage, before the Federal Chamber, he insisted on several occasions that the judge summon the vice president for investigation and also prosecute her, something that ultimately never happened.
Now, Marijuan himself discovered that the relationship between Báez and Cristina Kirchner is proven, but found no evidence that the money belonged to him.
In his opinion, the prosecutor named the business between the businessman and the vice president, in addition to more than 300 communications between their secretaries and themselves.
Casanello rejected a dismissal request last year
federal judge sebastian Casanello rejected in April last year to dismiss Vice President Cristina Kirchner in the case known as the K money route for money laundering.
The magistrate did not grant a request from lawyer Carlos Beraldidefender of the vice president, and shared the opinion of the prosecutor Guillermo Marijuan to continue investigating her, for which he rejected the proposal for it to be definitively dismissed.
The dismissal request had been endorsed by the Financial Information Unit (UIF). However, Casanello maintained that It is not correct to “mutilate open lines of investigation”.
“That is why I will insist and I will wait for their results,” the judge clarified in his response to the defendant.
At the time of rejecting the dismissal, Casanello recorded that a request for information collaboration with the United States linked to an episode that appears in the file.
the repentant leonardo farinaalso convicted in the case, had declared that once Lázaro Báez told him to sneak the money away, since he had been scolded by the vice president, who assured that they had called her from the embassy of the united states to alert her to it.
For this reason, the judge wants to confirm if that was true or not, and what degree of knowledge did Cristina Kirchner have about the activities of Lázaro Báez.
Meanwhile, another test measure that was pending was a telephone interchange between what were at that time the private secretaries that the then president had, between 2010 and 2013, when the events occurred.
For this reason, the magistrate had first requested that the telephone lines inform the cell phones assigned to the then president during that period, and that the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) did the same on whether it designated lines for Cristina’s use. Kirchner.
At the same time, Casanello demanded at that time from the General Secretariat of the Presidency the lines placed for the use of private secretaries among a list of names about which they requested information.
Likewise, he requested that the wiretapping office, which depends on the Supreme Court of Justice, undertake the work with “the greatest urgency.”
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