translated from Spanish: Argentine judge prosecutes former Minister of Finance of Macri

A federal judge on Tuesday prosecuted former Argentine Minister of Finance, Nicolás Dujovne, for alleged abuse of authority and non-compliance with the duties of public official in the context of the case investigating the renegotiation of the granting of toll services on motorways between 2016 and 2018.Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral considered that the former charter of the Treasury portfolio during the government of Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) intentionally failed to intervene under his charge and failed to intervene in his charge and failed to intervene in accordance with his charge and failed to intervene in accordance with his charge and failed to intervene in accordance with his charge and failed to intervene in his charge and failed to intervene in his charge and failed to intervene in accordance with his charge and failed to intervene in his charge and failed to intervene in accordance with his charge and failed to intervene in accordance with his charge and failed to intervene in accordance with his charge and failed to comply with him. established in a 2016 decree on the «contractual renegotiation process» of toll concessions to companies commercially linked to companies of the former member’s family, according to the processing order reproduced by different media outlets. The ex-officer’s prosecution did not include a pre-trial detention order. Dujovne is secondly responsible for a ministerial portfolio during Macri’s government that is prosecuted by this judge after days ago he formally charged the former Minister of Transport, Guillermo Dietrich, and two other former former officials of alleged fraudulent administration in the same case. All the defendants have denied the allegations. In his decision, the magistrate noted that former Minister Dujovne allegedly perceived the illegality of the agreements signed and dodged his signature, and stated that he should have «made the technical, economic and legal opinions of that portfolio with a matter of responsibility». The cause investigates manoeuvres through which the companies Autopistas del Sol and Grupo Concesionario Oeste S.A. would have achieved the extension of the concession of the tolls of two road accesses to Buenos Aires until 2030 without going through a prior bidding process and presumably guaranteed that the State recognized them with million-dollar debts. Days ago Judge Canicoba Corral announced his desire to resign from office on 29 July, after serving 27 years as a magistrate, although he clarified that he will remain in office until his resignation is accepted. The judge said he felt «sorry» by the constant «hegemonic media» attack during Macri’s years of management and felt that the government had a major interference in the judiciary. The magistrate in turn has several open complaints in the Council of the Magistracy – which controls the activity of judges and imposes sanctions – concerning the increase of their assets and their alleged irregular performance in court cases.



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