The lawsuit representing the La Plata construction unionist Juan Pablo “Pata” Medina requested this Wednesday that former Buenos Aires officials, businessmen and AFI spies who met at the Buenos Aires headquarters of Banco Provincia in 2017 be prosecuted to design a strategy intended to prosecute him judicially, and demanded that former Governor María Eugenia Vidal and former President Mauricio Macri, among others, also be summoned for investigation.
“We consider that the multiple elements of evidence incorporated into the process require the prosecution of Marcelo Villegas, Roberto Gigante, Adrián Grassi, Julio Garro, Juan Pablo Allan, Darío Biorci, Juan De Stéfano, Diego Dalmau Pereyra, Fabián Cusini, Jorge del Río , Ricardo Alconada, Guillermo Moretto, Marcelo Jarworsky and Bernardo Salszascky,” said César Albarracín, lawyer for the lawsuit, in the brief to which Télam agreed.
These are all those attending the meeting in which the then Minister of Labor of the Vidal government, Villegas, stated that he would like to have a “Gestapo” to persecute those trade unionists with whom the employers said they had problems.
Arribas, Majdalani, Contegrand and Armella, also in the crosshairs
The lawsuit that brings together “Pata” Medina and other members of his family asked federal judge Ernesto Kreplak that, in addition, former President Macri, former directors of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Gustavo Arribas and Silvia Majdalani, be summoned for investigation. ex-governor Vidal, the attorney general of the Province of Buenos Aires, Julio Conte Grand, and the federal judge of Quilmes Luis Armella.
The 115-page brief presented by Albarracín begins with the historical enumeration of the facts that he considers allow the reconstruction of the “attack” against Medina, a plan that would have begun “to take shape at the end of March 2017.”
“In March 2017, Mauricio Macri told Gerardo Martínez (national head of the Uocra) that he would attack Juan Pablo Medina,” indicates the letter, which later recalls that “on May 4, 2017, the former president met at Casa Rosada with Gustavo Arribas, Patricia Bullrich, Jorge Triaca, Guillermo Dietrich and the former Minister of Labor of the Province of Buenos Aires Marcelo Villegas to address the issue of Juan Pablo Medina”.
The judge must now define the procedural situation of the accused, as well as some proposals that they formulated in their respective inquiries.
The meeting at Casa Rosada was recounted, through a brief presented in his investigation by Villegas himself, who maintained that on that day Macri told him to ask those who were present for whatever he needed.
“The next day, two notable events took place: on the one hand, a Provincial Cabinet meeting was held to deal with the “Uocra La Plata” issue, in which the Chief of Cabinet, the Minister of Security, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Labor, an Undersecretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure, the President of the Chamber of Deputies and a Provincial Senator of the ruling party and, on the other hand, began espionage tasks on Juan Pablo Medina and his entourage,” Albarracín reported based on elements incorporated into the file, such as intelligence reports or Villegas’s work schedule.
In this file, Judge Kreplak already investigated the 14 attendees at the Bapro meeting that was filmed and whose evidence was found by the current AFI intervener Cristina Caamaño, who filed the criminal complaint.
The judge must now define the procedural situation of the defendants, as well as some proposals that they formulated in their respective inquiries.