Justice found documents that could show that doctor Luque forged Diego Maradona’s signature

Other times: Luque and Maradona after the idol's surgery at the Olivos Clinic
Other times: Luque and Maradona after the idol’s surgery at the Olivos Clinic

On November 29, 2020, the PFA and the Buenos Aires Police raided the house in Adrogué and the office in Belgrano of the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, last specialist in treating Maradona, four days after the death of the Ten. In Adrogué the medical history of the star was found, a pile of one hundred pages with annotations and wrinkles. Three curious leaves were also found: in one, Maradona says to request his medical history from the Olivos Clinic, where Luque operated on his brain. In another, a scanned Diego signature is found. In the last one, there are several signatures, as if someone were practicing them.

Maradona’s signature is one of the most famous in the world, repeated through decades. However, those signatures are not those of his classic autograph, with the “10” in numeric characters and his first name. It is another signature, more official. The suspicion is obvious: Was the doctor forging the star’s signature? Why did he need to? The finding, advanced by the newspaper Page 12 and confirmed by file sources at Infobae, opens questions about the relationship of the doctor and the idol: why did he need this device if perhaps Maradona was so close to him?

For now, the leaves were sent to be analyzed by a calligraphic expert from the Procurement Expert Advisory.

The prosecutors of the case, coordinated by John Broyad, attorney general of San Isidro, they know that a request for medical records must be made under the express signature of the patient. In another procedure, a record was seized where four medical records from Olivos were withdrawn. Luque was found only one.

In your calculations, prosecutors believe that Diego’s alleged false request was entered. But what would he do it for?

Luque at the San Isidro Attorney General's Office the day after the raid (Photo: Franco Fafasuli)
Luque at the San Isidro Attorney General’s Office the day after the raid (Photo: Franco Fafasuli)

Today, Leopoldo Luque Diego is not charged with malpractice, negligence or inexperience in his treatment of Diego. However, he is under suspicion. Investigators will await the decision of the medical board of the case to define whether or not you are charged with wrongful death and malpractice. However, the elements accumulate. The false signature would be just one more piece.

The histological and toxicological expertise on blood, urine and organ samples taken from the body of Diego Armando Maradona yielded devastating results for the case investigated by the team of four San Isidro prosecutors: Scientific Police found a liver marked by cirrhosis, a visibly deteriorated heart with multiple pathologies and a battery of psychoactive drugs in the blood: antidepressants, anticonvulsants, medication to treat your addiction to alcohol, but no cardiac indication drugs appeared in his system.

Successive inspections of the house where he died in the country San Andrés de Tigre they also did not find medical equipment: there was no monitor for his heart, a defibrillator, an oxygen tank, a caller by his bed to alert of any situation, not even serum, nothing.

For now, prosecutors consider that Maradona was effectively undergoing a home stay. Poor, no items, but it was. An internal mail from the country authorities that is in the hands of the investigators assured the residents of San Andrés that they would not be alarmed by the ambulance they would see 24 hours a day near the idol’s house.

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