Updated 04/14/2021 18:06
Eliseo Álvarez resigned as
director of Public TV and vice president of Radio and Television Argentina (RTA)
, although he will continue in his current position until April 30.
Rosario Lufrano's second alleged personal reasons to present his resignation, which has already been communicated to the channel's directors, because his health suffered, after the scandal of the bags with $ 11.4 million that were withdrawn in cash two months ago in the form illegal.
The departure of Eliseo Álvarez was added in the last month to the resignations of
three executives who were displaced
when the scandal with money on Public TV broke out,
along with three others who are prohibited from entering the channel
, as well as the dismissal of the "auditor militant".
Eliseo Álvarez "is a person who is 65 years old. In recent months he lost 5 kilos and last week he had to withdraw from two meetings on the canal due to pressure spikes. His doctor told him that he could not continue working at this rate and he decided to resign ", was the explanation given to
Those same sources assured that Rosario Lufrano
offered Álvarez to remain as vice president of RTA
, the company that manages Public TV and National Radio, resigning his role as director of Public TV.
"It would have been fewer hours of work, with less pressure. But Eliseo did not accept it, because he made the decision to resign and leave here," added the official sources.
His deterioration coincided with the deepening of the scandal over the withdrawal of three bags with $ 11.4 million in cash from Public TV.
Is that Álvarez was in charge of the management, as director, so he
had the relationship with the different managements and the suppliers of the state channel,
who were harshly questioned for these irregularities.
Since the scandal broke on Public TV, Guillermo Siaira, Director of Administration and Finance;
Diego Pascual, Director of Personnel;
and Ernesto Molinero, Production Manager, who had contracts with Public TV and
submitted their resignations.
After dismissing those officials and intervening in the areas involved, the authorities
Alejandro de la Torre, deputy director of Administration and Finance,
from entering the canal
Ariel Berliner, Assistant Production Manager;
and Andrea Mendes Guimaraes, Head of Accounting for Public TV.
And the last measure that was known, before the resignation of Eliseo Álvarez, was when last week the Sindicatura General de la Nación (SIGEN) threw out the "militant auditor" of Public TV, Rolando Oreiro, who had to investigate the illegal withdrawal of $ 11.4 million.
Is that the auditor
was appointed irregularly in RTA
, since he had taken a voluntary retirement as auditor of INCAA, which he finished collecting a few months before assuming in RTA.
With the resignation of Eliseo Alvarez as vice president of RTA,
the board of directors of the state company chaired by Lufrano is left with only four members
- out of seven - of which two already have their terms expired.
The Bicameral Commission for Audiovisual Communication and Telecommunications called a meeting to be held next Tuesday to elect the
two RTA directors who correspond to the opposition.
And President Alberto Fernández will soon have to elect Álvarez's replacement, since the manager advised that he will only continue in office until the end of the month.