The prosecutor Jose Aguero Iturbe asked the Court of Cassation to annul the dismissal dictated to the former president Mauricio Macri and to the members of the then leadership of the Federal Intelligence Agency (IPA) in the case for illegal espionage to relatives ofl ARA San Juan. He also stated that the judges “cannot arbitrarily” close the investigation.
In his request, Agüero Iturbe acknowledged that in the court of Dolores in charge of Martin Bava irregularities were committed. However, he stressed that the solution to this situation is not the dismissal dictated by the cameramen. Paul Bertucci, Mariano Llorens Y Leopold Bruglia.
In this sense, he specified that Macri was prosecuted in Dolores for acts other than those to which he was charged. Therefore, He asked that the dismissal be annulled, the process be annulled and the former head of state be summoned again for investigation.
He called the resolution “arbitrary” and said that “contrary to what was pointed out by the judges in the appealed, and as I have argued repeatedly before a complaint of institutional significance, judges cannot arbitrarily close it“.
“Complaints of this institutional gravity must be investigated, it does not matter if the accused is called Juan, Pedro, Cristina or Mauricio. For this reason, I file this appeal and request that the decision taken be annulled,” he added in the opinion.
In mid-July, the Federal Chamber of Buenos Aires dismissed Macri and the leadership of the AFI in the case for the alleged espionage of relatives of the ARA San Juan. As they argued, the elements did not constitute a case of espionage on a group of victims but tasks to guarantee the security of the then president.
The espionage case of the ARA San Juan
On October 1 of last year, Bava called Macri for investigation in the case of espionage on the families of ARA San Juan. On December 1, the aforementioned judge issued his indictment.
The former leaders of the AFI were also prosecuted in the case Gustavo Arribas Y silvia majdalani, the former operational directors of Counterintelligence Diego Dalmau Pereyra Y Martin Costthe former director of Reunion Edward Winklerthe former head of the Mar del Plata base Nicholas Iuspa Benitez and five agents who were in that division.
For Bava, it was clear that the AFI spied on relatives to anticipate information to Macri on an issue that attracted international attention. Twenty days after dictating the indictment of Macri, the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation removed the cases of Dolores, as well as that of D’Alessiogate, that of the “AMBA Project” and that of the ARA San Juan–.