The incredible requests of the judge to determine if Amado Boudou should return to jail

26 days have passed since the Supreme Court of Justice confirmed the conviction against Beloved Boudou in the case of the purchase and sale of Ciccone. Justice determined that it sought to improperly appropriate the former Calcográfica with the capacity to print paper money. Since then, despite the request from prosecutors Guillermina García Padín and Marcelo Colombo that the sentence be served in prison, the criminal execution judge -Daniel Obligado-, the situation remains unresolved. He again asked the opinion of the representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. He wants to know, among other things, what the former vice president studied while he was in the Ezeiza prison.

Among other things, the Obligado judge made a series of requests to the Federal Penitentiary Service, such as for example that it be detailed in “a detailed report of the courses and workshops that the person appointed in his tenure within that institution may have made. “Likewise, that the University of Buenos Aires, the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences and the University of Avellaneda be requested by the appropriate means to report on Amado Boudou the studies you would have taken this year 2020, the approval of the educational cycles, the subjects taken and all other information corresponding to their educational trajectory in the institution, and send in case of having the same, the pertinent documentation “.

According to judicial sources explained to ClarionThis responds to “a possible educational stimulus (art. 140 of Law 24660) by which the time limits for accessing an exit or parole can be reduced.” That is, these requests not only delay the decision, but could end up implying an improvement in the criminal situation of the former vice vice president.

In March 2019, a new trial began against former Vice President Amado Boudou in the Comodoro Py courts.  Photo David Fernández.

In March 2019, a new trial began against former Vice President Amado Boudou in the Comodoro Py courts. Photo David Fernández.

From April 6 Boudou meets the house arrest ordered by the judge Obliged. On that occasion, he pointed out that the former vice was in a couple with two small children, “being that the family group” of his partner “resides in Mexico, and has difficulties to travel” and added more: “The sole financial and emotional support for children of two years, turns out to be his mother ”, for which he considered that it was better to grant the morigeration of the arrest.

At that time, the former official only had a conviction for bribery and incompatible negotiations for the sale of Ciccone, with confirmation from the Chamber of Cassation. The final decision of the sentence arrived at the beginning of December by the unanimous vote of the ministers of the Court. They rejected a set of proposals from the parties and indicated that the accusation of five years and ten months was upheld.

Hours after that resolution, the Obligado judge “executed the sentence”, stating that it will end on June 1, 2024, but did not rule on the method of compliance with it.

Boudou when he was released in early 2018. He then had to go back to jail.

Boudou when he was released in early 2018. He then had to go back to jail.

In response to this measure, the prosecutor García Padín and her counterpart Colombo asked that once the sentence be confirmed, compliance with the Criminal Procedure Code regarding the return to prison to conclude there the accusation for acts of corruption.

But since then, a string of requests began by the magistrate, which included Boudou’s lawyers, Alejandro Rúa and Graciana Peñafort, who invoking the rights of the child and the need for their children to have the presence of their father for their healthy development, they requested that the former vice remain at home under the modality of house arrest.

The former vice Boudou when he was arrested in the Ciccone case, in November 2017.

The former vice Boudou when he was arrested in the Ciccone case, in November 2017.

There were more requests. The execution judge requested the opinion of the coordinator of the Functional Unit for the Assistance of Minors under 16 years, Marcelo Helfrich, who considered that the former vice president should remain under house arrest so that the best interests of his minor children are guaranteed. The ombudsman for minors remarked that “the decision to send him home was inspired by being able to protect the rights of his children, a situation that did not change.”

After two weeks of those briefs, Judge Obligado again required prosecutors García Padín and Colombo to rule on the matter. The opinion could be known this Tuesday: the representatives of the Public Ministry had already issued their opinion and argued that Boudou should return to prison. Next Monday, meanwhile, the judicial fair starts, although Obligado will remain during the month of January and there could then be a resolution.

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