What we have left is the importance and urgency of advancing in the process of reforming the federal justice system, the prosecutor pointed out.
“What we have to be left with is the importance and urgency of advancing in the process of reforming the federal justice system,” said the prosecutor.

The prosecutor of the Organized Crime and Complex Crimes Agency of Rosario, Luis Schiappa Pietra, affirmed that the members of the Public Ministry who work with these issues in the province of Santa Fe “were not summoned” to the summit of the Judicial Power headed by the Supreme Court that was held this week in that city, and pointed to the need for “the reform of the federal system” to criminally prosecute the drug trade.

“We were not summoned to the meeting although the province’s Attorney General (Jorge Baclini) was present,” said the prosecutor, who also confirmed that he will ask the Judicial Council to evaluate the behavior of a federal judge from Rosario, Marcelo Bailaque. , in an investigation that featured drug lord Esteban Alvarado.

Last Thursday, the plenary session of the National Court and more than 100 judges and officials of the Federal Justice met in Rosario in a meeting organized by the Association of Federal Judges (Ajufe), under the slogan “Trial of drug trafficking”.

“We found out through the media, we did not participate in the event” Luis Schiappa Pietra

Federal judges from Santa Fe, members of the Provincial Court, Governor Omar Perotti and Mayor of Rosario, Pablo Javkin, participated in the event, but the prosecutors of the ordinary Justice who have carried out the investigations that allowed the criminal organizations to be imprisoned were not invited. most important, such as “Los Monos” and Alvarado.

“We found out through the media, we did not participate in the event,” Schiappa Pietra said this Saturday in statements to the radio “La990”.

The prosecutor indicated that due to the presence of the members of the Court “there was a lot of traffic operations, everything was very revolutionized”, and pointed out that “What we have to be left with is the importance and urgency of advancing in the process of reforming the federal system” of justice.

“The federal system has to be modified and move towards a more agile investigation model, with defined criminal policy criteria,” said Schiappa Pietra.

Operations in Rosario are almost daily
The operations in Rosario are almost daily.

Along these lines, he said that during the meeting in Rosario he heard a report from the judge (Federal 3 of Rosario, Carlos) Vera Barros, “when they asked him about the investigations and he said very sincerely, ‘we work on the investigations that they bring to our office'”.

“The one who wears them is the police and part of the reform has to do with deciding what, how, when and whom to investigate, and they are political-criminal decisions“, remarked the judicial officer.

The prosecutor also ratified, as he had advanced with his colleague Matías Edery in the arguments of Alvarado’s trial for homicide, illicit association and money laundering, that he will ask the Judicial Council to review the actions of federal judge Bailaque.

Schiappa Pietra recalled that a PSA police officer revealed in the provincial trial to Alvarado that he asked Judge Bailaque, based on the extensive evidence collected, raids and wiretaps on seven occasions, but all were denied.

He recounted that “in 2013 the Federal Justice investigates a big case, which identifies an important gang with police components, adversary of ‘Los Monos’”.

“That gang -he indicated in the radio interview- was made up of policemen, some of them were the ones who ended up investigating ‘Los Monos'”, and were later convicted as accomplices of Alvarado’s organization.

Schiappa Pietra recalled that a PSA police officer revealed in the provincial trial to Alvarado that he asked Judge Bailaque, based on the abundant evidence collected, raids and telephone tapping on seven occasions, but all were denied.

“That is why we made the referral to the Council of the Judiciary, because the federal judge who was handling that case had that information and that evidence”said the provincial prosecutor.

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