Julián Ercolini, Pablo Yadarola and Carlos Alberto Mahiques
The Federal Board of Courts and Superior Courts of Justice of the Argentine provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (JU.FE.JUS.) was the first judicial body in the country to express itself on the trip that judges and prosecutors made to Lago Escondido together with media businessmen, men linked to intelligence and the Buenos Aires Minister of Security, Marcelo D’Alessandro.
“The Federal Board of Courts and Superior Courts of the Argentine Provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, in view of the facts of public knowledge, expresses its reaffirmation of the ethical principles that should guide the judiciary and the judicial function, particularly those tending to avoid conduct that jeopardizes the trust that society should have in its judges,” the statement begins.
And sentence: “We must at all times maintain irreproachable conduct because the Judiciary is, and must continue to be, the last refuge of rights, freedom and republican values. The judicial function cannot be exercised in such a way that it puts the very foundation of the Judiciary in crisis.”
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Marcelo D’Alessandro, Buenos Aires Minister of Security
“Finally, we highlight the enormous work that the provincial and CABA judiciaries carry out on a daily basis to guarantee access to justice, with independence, transparency and impartiality,” the text completes.
The judicial officials who traveled to Bariloche are the federal judge Julián Ercolini; the camarista of Cassation Carlos Mahiques; the federal administrative litigation judge Pablo Cayssials; the head of the City prosecutors, Juan Bautista Mahiques; and the Economic Criminal Judge Pablo Yadarola.
Another of those involved who was exposed is the Minister of Security of the city of Buenos Aires, Marcelo D’Alessandro, who is the one who suffered the hack from where the Telegram conversations in which the participants of the trip coordinated a common strategy. if the situation became public. It happens that the Larreta official pointed directly at José Glinski, head of the PSA, and wrote to one of his interlocutors: “Give me the pleasure of going to look for him with one of our patrol cars and I’ll make him shit.”
The statement of JU.FE.JUS. He also quotes the IACHR on the ethics that judges must maintain: “One of the main objectives of the separation of public powers is the guarantee of judicial independence. Said autonomous exercise must be guaranteed by the State both in its institutional facet, that is, in relation to the Judiciary as a system, but also in connection with its individual aspect, that is, in relation to the person of the specific judge. The objective of the protection is to prevent the judicial system in general and its members in particular from being subjected to possible undue restrictions in the exercise of their functions by bodies outside the Judiciary or even by those who exercise judicial functions. review or appeal.
Lago Escondido, the meeting place
Weeks ago, the newspaper Página 12 revealed a trip to Lago Escondido to the ranch of British tycoon Joe Lewis made by a group of judges, prosecutors, businessmen and officials from Buenos Aires. In the last few hours, the issue has gained more attention after the leak of alleged chats from the Telegram application between those involved to coordinate a public version of the reasons for the trip.
The origin of the leak is attributed to a hack suffered on October 19 by the Buenos Aires Security Minister, Marcelo D’Alessandro, although another of the passengers on the flight was also hacked: the Economic Criminal Judge Pablo Yadarola. Both made criminal complaints.
In statements to Radios Con Vos, D’Alessandro maintained that “the Telegram group” did not exist and spoke of a “montage”, with “edited and assembled” audios.
In the alleged messages, those involved speak -among other things- of falsifying invoices to justify their presence in the province of Río Negro. They also allude to an alleged “good predisposition” by the federal prosecutor of Bariloche Cándida Etchepare to “close” the first legal case that was opened for the episode.
The national chain of Alberto Fernández
That file began on October 24 as a result of a complaint by the lawyer Marcelo Eduardo Hertzriken Velasco. Far from closing the case, the prosecutor launched the investigation yesterday and accused the ten people involved. In the request, to which Infobae had access, the prosecutor reconstructed how the events were from the arrival in Bariloche until his return to Buenos Aires.
As a result of this, Alberto Fernández made a national chain to instruct the Ministry of Justice to denounce those involved. The same happened with the representative of the Executive in the Council of the Magistracy, who denounced the four federal judges who traveled.
The Government formalized the complaint against judges, prosecutors, civil servants and media entrepreneurs who shared a trip to Lago Escondido Deputies and senators of the FdT supported CFK and spoke of the trip to Lago Escondido: “The Judiciary no longer exists”
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