Justice investigates whether those accused of being part of a Buenos Aires judicial table with the aim of persecuting union leaders during the management of María Eugenia Vidal used encrypted or satellite telephony to communicate with each other.
This was reported by sources close to the investigation, who revealed that this week the federal judge of La Plata, Ernesto Kreplak, asked the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) to “report – after lifting the security classification in accordance with Title V of Law 25,520- if the records of that body contain records that show that they have been assigned” that type of telephone to the accused.
The request specifically mentions Adrián Grassi (former Provincial Undersecretary of Justice); Roberto Gigante (former Minister of Infrastructure); the provincial senator of Juan Pablo Allan; the mayor of La Plata, Julio Garro; Diego Dalmau Pereyra, former director of Counterintelligence of the AFI; Darío Biorci, former chief of staff of Silvia Majdalani; and Juan Sebastián De Stéfano, former head of the Legal Department of the spy center.
It also requires that same information about the rest of the defendants, the former Buenos Aires Labor Minister, Marcelo Eugenio Villegas; Marcelo Jawroski (director of the Copetro company and vice president of the Greater La Plata Industrial Union); Ricardo Alconada (president of the company Ocsa); and Guillermo Moretto (President of the College of Architects of La Plata).
It also includes Jorge Oscar Del Río (vice president of the Buenos Aires Province Construction SMEs Association Apymeco); Fabián Cusini (real estate developer, president of Agrineco); Fernando Sacrachi (director of ACIP) and Bernardo Zaslascky (director of Acimco, Association of Merchants and Industrialists in Construction Materials).
The judge wants to know if all of them had “encrypted or satellite telephone devices” and, if so, asked the AFI to “indicate their subscriber numbers and if they were returned” to that agency.
The defendants are those who participated in a meeting held in 2017 at the Buenos Aires headquarters of Banco Provincia, in which it was agreed to advance in the construction of legal cases to persecute union leaders, a strategy that, according to the audios that emerged, It would have the endorsement of Buenos Aires Attorney Julio Conte Grand.
Conte Grand was summoned for next Tuesday to the bicameral intelligence subcommittee of the National Congress, where on Thursday Commissioner Hernán Cassasa confirmed that the audios in which he mentions the actions of the macrista “judicial table” and in which details who were the officials that comprised it.
Days ago, the justice had already ordered an investigation of former Governor Vidal’s phone calls to determine if she had participated in the assembly of the judicial table, but a similar measure has not yet been decided for the case of Conte Grand.
Also, next Tuesday it is expected that the legislators that make up that subcommittee -the deputies of the Frente de Todos Rodolfo Tailhade and Eduardo Valdés and the legislator of Together for Change Miguel Angel Bazze- carry out an ocular inspection at the headquarters of Banco Provincia to know how the cameras that recorded the meeting in which there was talk of a “Gestapo” to persecute trade unionists were arranged.
According to what Telam was able to reconstruct, the cameras with which that meeting was recorded would have been placed by AFI agents on June 14, 2017, one day before the meeting of the Vidal government officials with businessmen and directors of the spy center.
The cameras would have been removed one day after the meeting, on June 16, 2017, when they were able to enter the Bapro headquarters in Buenos Aires without registering because they were waiting for them and gave them a window of time to work without being disturbed.
Initially, it was learned that there were two active cameras and a microphone located on the ceiling of that bank room.