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Insurance scandal: how Alberto Fernández declared the debt he owes to Héctor Martínez Sosa, husband of his private secretary

2024-02-29T22:13:41.524Z

Highlights: Alberto Fernández says he still owes Héctor Martínez Sosa, husband of his secretary. He had previously indicated that the amount of the personal loan was 20 thousand dollars. But before the Anti-Corruption Office, the former president recorded a balance of $102,240, that did not change over the years despite inflation. For the figure to be comparable to the exact number of US$20,000, we must go back to April 2012, when the first exchange rate trap of Kirchnerism had been in place.


This Friday the former president said that since 2009 he has owed the intermediary who collected extraordinary commissions from Nación Seguros. He had previously indicated that the amount of the personal loan was 20 thousand dollars. But before the Anti-Corruption Office, the former president recorded a balance of $102,240, that did not change over the years despite inflation.


On the same day that the federal prosecutor

Ramiro González

charged him with the alleged crime of embezzlement of funds with respect to those suspected of being negotiated in the ANSeS with the contracting of insurance through intermediaries, former president

Alberto Fernández

confirmed that he still has a debt with the broker

Héctor Martínez Sosa,

husband of his private secretary.

But between his statements and his mandatory presentations to the Anti-Corruption Office,

doubts arise regarding the amounts and currency

.

In the sworn statements that Alberto Fernández presented as President of the Nation, it only appears that he owes money to one person: Martínez Sosa, a key cog in the plot of the insurance deal that

Clarín

revealed last Sunday.

In addition to being a friend of the former president, he is the husband of

María Cantero

, his historic private secretary over the last 30 years, even at the time when Fernández was Insurance Superintendent during Menemism.

Throughout his entire mandate and despite inflation that reached 211.4% in the last year, Alberto Fernández

declared that he owed Martínez Sosa $102,240

.

Every year and in every sworn statement, he repeated figure and creditor.

However, that now

contrasts with his own sayings

.

This week, in dialogue with the newspaper

La Nación

, he explained that the debt is still valid, that it was

a loan that he took from his friend in 2008 for US$20,000

and that he was never able to repay her.

"When I left the Chief of Staff shortly after,

I had a financial problem

because I had closed my law firm, I did not leave it running so that someone would think that this was a place to

lobby

from the government," said the former president this Thursday in dialogue. with radio

La Red

.

"When I returned, it was difficult for me to build my client portfolio,

Martínez Sosa helped me, that happened in 2009-2010

. To this day

I owe

the money to Martínez Sosa. It is in all the statements that I presented

to the AFIP

when "I was not a civil servant and I was a civil servant. A personal loan that he gave me and that I declared before the AFIP," Fernández added.

Héctor Martínez Sosa, insurance broker and friend of ALberto Fernández.

For the figure of $102,240 to be comparable to the exact number of US$20,000, we must go back to April 2012, when the first exchange rate trap of Kirchnerism had been in place for a short time, established in the second term of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Between April 23 and 24, 2021, the blue dollar was then quoted at $5.11.

The debt to the presidential friend was not updated in public records.

News in development.

D.S.

Source: clarin

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