The Federal Chamber porteña He decided override to the journalist Daniel Santoro, who was involved in the Case D’Alessio. He would have extorted with the false lawyer Marcelo D´Alessio against the customs broker Gabriel Traficante, who posed as public servants. Santoro and D’Alessio had promised him, according to the businessman’s statements, to stop the cause of the “container mafia” only if he offered them money.
The ruling in favor of Daniel Santoro was made public by the journalist’s thread Vanesa Petrillo, On twitter. There, the person in charge of covering the events that occur in the Courts posted: “The chamber, in a divided ruling, confirmed the dismissal of journalist Daniel Santoro, accused of attempting to extort a businessman. A judge said that it is clear that the notes he published contain statements that are at odds with reality, but that is not enough to support criminal charges.
The judges who voted in favor were Martin Iruzum, strongly criticized by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and Eduardo Farah. The defendant had already been dismissed months ago by the judge Luis Rodriguez, but the lawyers of the complaint appealed against him again and, therefore, it was decided to carry out a new investigation. In this case, they requested the right to journalistic professional secrecy, for Rodriguez to eliminate Santoro’s list of calls.
In turn, Petrillo spoke about the judge who voted against, who was Roberto Boico, former attorney for the vice president. “Another judge, the one who voted in dissent, maintains that intelligence materials and evidence of the case being processed in Dolores still need to be analyzed. 2 to 1 overridden”. In this way, the D’Alessio case, which involves the Puf Operation, the Notebooks Case, the container mafia and others, will continue to be in force on the judicial agenda.
Daniel Santoro is an investigative journalist who worked for various national newspapers. During his profession, he studied the attack on the AMIA, the explosion of the Rio Tercero factory and alleged cases of corruption of the Kirchner governments, including the Ruta del Dinero K. The alleged lack of fraud in the journalistic investigation he carried out, together with D´Alessio, it was the justification for the Chamber to free him from the imputation.