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Defendant in corruption case, Cristina Kirchner speaks of collusion between prosecutor and judge

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A vice-presidente argentina, Cristina Kirchner, em discurso em Honduras, em janeiro de 2022.

Argentine Vice President Cristina Kirchner in a speech in Honduras in January.| Photo: EFE/ Gustavo Amador

Argentina’s vice president, Cristina Kirchner, accused the prosecutor and a of the judges in the case in which she is a defendant for corruption in the concession of public works when she was head of government.

The lawyer of the former president of the country (and current vice president) presented a petition to remove the president of the Court from the trial of Cristina Oral Federal 2 (TOF 2), Rodrigo Giménez Uriburu, and promoter Diego Luciani. The announcement was made this Monday (), before the start of the fourth day of the allegations by the Public Ministry, by the vice president of the court, Jorge Gorini.

Cristina Kirchner is being prosecuted for crimes of illicit association and fraud to the detriment of public administration. The case involves alleged irregularities in the granting of 51 public works contracts in the province of Santa Cruz to companies belonging to businessman Lázaro Báez during the governments of her late husband of Cristina and also former Argentine president, Néstor Kirchner, and the former president herself.

Last week, the prosecution began presenting the allegations in video conference sessions. Luciani said that the Public Ministry “proved” that he enters 2000 and 2015 there was “an illicit association of unique characteristics” and in a “pyramidal” form that had “at its top those who served as heads of state” and involved the son of the former presidents, Máximo Kirchner.

Complaint against judge and prosecutor

Cristina Kirchner had anticipated yesterday that she would ask for the judge and prosecutor to be removed by posting a message on Twitter in which she said that “the Argentine justice stinks”.

As a basis for the request, the vice president used photos published by the newspaper “Página/ ” which, according to her, prove that “the illicit association” is that of the president of the court and the prosecutor in the case by “playing football at the country house” of former president Mauricio Macri, Cristina’s main political opponent.

The vice president insinuates that the brother-in-law of one of the possible presidential candidates for

by the Together for Change coalition, led by the former president himself, plays football with the jurists denounced by her.

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