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Scandal in the ANSES: the Government says it will investigate Clarín's complaint

2024-02-26T00:42:26.389Z

Highlights: Scandal in the ANSES: the Government says it will investigate Clarín's complaint. It is a "black box" linked to politics. It had been uncovered by the former head of the organization Osvaldo Giordano. It involved about 20 billion related to insurance for retiree loans. The apparent "collection" maneuvers that the Córdoba leader made visible through an internal audit generated a mass of $20 billion, as Clarín revealed exclusively this Sunday. That amount was what Anses paid to an entity of Banco Nación Seguros to insure the lives of retirees.


It is a "black box" linked to politics. It had been uncovered by the former head of the organization Osvaldo Giordano. It involved about 20 billion related to insurance for retiree loans.


"All the investigations are ongoing but the system is going to be cut off,"

acknowledged a qualified

Casa Rosada source when referring to

the alleged "black box" of politics that was uncovered by the ejected head of Anses, Osvaldo Giordano, and which was financed with insurance that the State contracted to grant loans to retirees during the previous government.

The apparent

"collection" maneuvers that the Córdoba leader made visible through an internal audit generated a mass of $20 billion , as

Clarín

revealed exclusively

this Sunday.

That amount was

what Anses paid to an entity of Banco Nación Seguros

to insure the lives of retirees and pensioners to whom they gave the loans in operations in which private firms also participated, with succulent commissions, as "coinsurance."

This requirement, that of putting together a policy in favor of the beneficiaries, was implemented in 2021 under the management of

Alberto Fernández

since in the previous ten years the loans

had been granted without that modality.

The point is that this Sunday there was some caution in the ruling party about the results of an audit that, they say, began a month and a half ago.

Although in

Anses

they highlighted that the contracts with the insurers were cancelled, in Casa Rosada they were more prudent in stating that due to bureaucratic issues -

"policy expirations

" - there was still time left to finish deregistering them.

They conceded, however, that

"the

system as designed is going to be cut."

Changes at the top of the body

Last week, lawyer

Mariano de los Heros,

a former AFJP manager with a previous stint in the State, took over as the new head of an organization that, on paper, reports to the Ministry of Human Capital.

He replaced

Giordano,

who had been displaced after the reset of political alliances carried out by

Javier Milei

due to the failure of the

Omnibus Law in Congress.

The truth is that the new leadership excused itself during the "transition" times so as not to reveal whether, through the evidence collected, the administrative actions were going to be submitted to the Anti-Corruption Office so that possible irregularities could be investigated.

The entity stated that they

"probably" will make some information about it official this week

.

The OA is led by

Alejandro Melik

and, despite the official dalliances, he will begin to be a plaintiff in cases of fraud against the State.

"

We are also with the chainsaw in Anses and something will come out

," explained, in turn, a close collaborator of the President when making a metaphorical reference to a possible official investigation against the alleged perpetrators of the maneuvers.

Other sources from the social security organization, however, tried to downplay the relevance of the issue, arguing that

the decision not to continue with the contracts to ensure the lives of retirees "was administrative and management" based on an "analysis of the conditions "

which, apparently, were unfavorable for the State in relation to their "premiums and amounts."

The thing is that these agreements contemplated that if the costs exceed the companies' income, the premiums “will be adjusted until the relationship is balanced,” thus guaranteeing that private insurers will not lose money.

The existing doubts refer to whether, beyond the technical issue, there will be any reference to the apparent existence of a "political fund" with resources generated by a credit program

intended for older adults that, in the midst of the 2023 electoral campaign, charged a new impulse.

The then Minister of Economy,

Sergio Massa,

expanded these loans

within the framework of a revamped "platita plan"

that would give volume to his presidential candidacy: they had amounts of up to $600,000 at an annual rate of 29%, a third of what the market and in 24, 36 or 48 installments.

They were intended for all types of beneficiaries, even for holders of non-contributory pensions, with the aim of capturing votes for UP

with the excuse of promoting consumption

.

Source: clarin

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