These are Claudio and Facundo Albini, father and son, identified as leaders of the Frente Renovador de La Plata.
Both are charged with the crime of illicit association.
Earlier, this Tuesday, the same prosecutor had requested the preventive detention of “Chocolate” Rigau, the Peronist leader who was caught withdrawing money from an ATM on September 9 with bank cards of employees of the Buenos Aires Legislature.
Within the framework of this investigation, in which it was proven that Rigau had 49 debit cards in his possession, an investigation was revealed this Monday on his cell phone that showed chats with the La Plata councilor Facundo Albini and with his father, Claudio Albini, former deputy head in the Personnel Directorate of the Buenos Aires Chamber of Deputies.
From the dialogues it emerges that Rigau charged 200 thousand pesos per month for withdrawing money from ATMs.
“You have been taking 200 (thousand) per month for three years and when I need you you are not there. I feel that you are disrespecting me and the friendship we have and I do not want to end badly with you,” the contact “Facu” complained to the arrested on August 27.
Furthermore, according to the report to which Noticias Argentinas had access, on September 5, Rigau sent Albini a photo of a receipt for bank transactions.
According to the case, that same receipt was in the possession of the leader the day he was detained at a Banco Provincia headquarters with the 49 debit cards.
“The exchange of messages shows the amount obtained by Rigau as consideration for his contribution to the association and the temporal framework of the same that adapts, in general terms, to that supported in the fiscal hypothesis described in the illicit materiality” , considered prosecutor Lacki.
The report was known days after Rigau, who remains in preventive detention for repeated scams, presented a request for annulment of an investigation and now Chamber III of the La Plata Court of Appeals must decide.
Earlier this Tuesday, Lacki claimed before criminal judge Guillermo Atencio to convert Rigau’s arrest into detention as the author of multiple scams, as a result of the use of the debit cards of employees of the Legislature to make money withdrawals.
Rigau was caught red-handed on September 9 at an ATM at a bank in the center of La Plata.
A homeless man saw strange maneuvers by “Chocolate” making several bank withdrawals, and called the Police who, upon arriving at the scene, arrested him.
Among the belongings that the Police seized from him was his cell phone, which was examined and in the last hours contacts with the world of politics were known.
The Albinis are accused of the crime of illicit association and Claudio Albini is identified as its leader.