Updated 03/01/2021 18:56
Cristina Kirchner will return to Comodoro Py.
On this occasion, to raise in a hearing before the Chamber of Cassation
the arguments with which it will insist on the closure of the Future Dollar case,
one of the eight files that it has raised to oral proceedings.
Not only did it request that it be face-to-face despite the fact that Chamber I determined that it be virtual, but it also
required that the hearing be broadcast live.
It will be this Thursday at 10.30.
Last year, the prosecutor Diego Velasco required the Federal Oral Court 1 to start the trial of the case for the operations with the Future Dollar, which has among its main defendants Cristina and Axel Kicillof, current and former directors of the Central Bank.
The file was raised more than four years ago and became the first case against Cristina Kirchner raised to oral proceedings.
During the investigation, it was confirmed that Cristina and her then Minister of the Economy, Axel Kicillof, along with other former officials, committed "a huge fraud against public assets," which would have cost the State "55 billion pesos."
The crime charged is that of
The defendants in this case maintain that there is
"no reason to prosecute a clearly political decision
the Court upheld the objections of the prosecutor Velasco, who rejected the requests for dismissal
It was considered that "no substantive arguments are observed" and that "there is no projection in its meager extension on the supposed impact on the objective or subjective typicity, the unlawfulness, the guilt or even on the punishments that the expert formulations could have. Furthermore, he does not mention what, in his opinion, are the considerations of the technicians that support his liberatory position. "
Then it was asked to move towards the beginning of the oral debate.
But the defenses of Cristina Kirchner and that of Axel Kicillof filed another appeal, calling that resolution "arbitrary" and complained that
in the decision to reject the dismissals, "the totality of the defenses
was not intervened,
but rather before the raised the Court ran a hearing to the Prosecutor's Office and then the rejection of the petition was resolved -by majority-, without further ado. "
For this reason, Chamber I of the Cassation Chamber intervenes.
The vice president got there with her complaint appeal.
Judge Daniel Petrone, president of Chamber I, set a date for the hearing, in which Cristina and Kicillof will speak.
Both will seek with their arguments to make the oral trial fall.
The hearing this Thursday, at 10.30, was set in a virtual way.
But Carlos Berald - defender of the vice president - requested that it be held in person and that his discharge be broadcast live.
A similar debate occurred when the vice president testified before the Federal Oral Court 2, which is judging her for alleged corruption in public works.
He had demanded the transmission of his investigation in which he did not accept questions and
provided a defense with a high political content and criticism to the judges
who are still conducting the oral debate.
In Comodoro Py, judicial sources do not rule out that this Thursday's proposals are of similar characteristics.