The former comptroller of the General Administration of Ports during the administration of Mauricio Macri, Gonzalo Mórtola, was prosecuted for “violation of the duties of an official” for the decision to hire the consultant Indra directly for 1,000,000 dollars and for a task in which he had no previous experience.
According to the decision of federal judge Marcelo Martínez de Giorgi, Mórtola will also have a embargo of 400 million pesos. The lawsuit was opened in 2018 and reaches processing four years later, in a resolution in which De Giorgi considered that the then Comptroller of the General Administration of Ports could not be unaware that direct contracting is not permitted by the State Procurement and Contracting Regulations.
“Everything indicates that he simulated circumstances that gave apparent legality to his actions, that if it had not been for the complaint made, he probably would not have been questioned,” the federal judge said in his resolution. The prosecution, without preventive detention, could be extended to “fraud against the public administration” in the course of the investigation.
De Giorgi also pondered that the port administration It had suitable personnel, well paid and trained for the tasks for which it hired the consulting firm Indra, with an expense of 940 thousand dollars. for the public treasury.