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Buenos Aires City Mayor Macri Prosecuted for Alleged Illegal Wiretappings

Saturday, May 15th 2010 - 04:05 UTC
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Mauricio Macri, Buenos Aires mayor and 2011 presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri, Buenos Aires mayor and 2011 presidential hopeful

Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri and a former city Education Minister, Mariano Narodowski were prosecuted Friday on charges of illegal wiretappings. Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide also seized 250,000 pesos from the mayor for considering the case a conspiracy.

Mauricio Macri criticized the judge, as he assured that “before the case began, the prosecution had already been written.” He also said, along with Deputy Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, that his government is to present an appeal and that they have not ruled out the possibility of impeaching the judge. “This government is ready to fight,” the mayor affirmed.

Macri's declarations were made in public during a rally held in a Buenos Aires neighbourhood. He also criticized the judge and once again held the government of President Cristina Kirchner responsible of a “political manoeuvre,” specifically linking former president Néstor Kirchner with the case.

“Thankfully, we count with the support of the people and we're putting at risk Néstor Kirchner's ability to not continue in 2011, even though he wants to stay for another 20 years,” Macri highlighted.

The magistrate summoned Macri, Narodowski, and another city official Montenegro at 8pm to make his prosecution order official.

Mayor Macri said that he will dedicate next Monday to read the arguments before announcing the steps he will take, although he confirmed he is to present an appeal. Also, he did not rule out the possibility of impeaching the judge.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • fredbdc

    Ks taking lessons from Hugo and “legally” going after any opposition not a surprise.

    May 15th, 2010 - 05:23 pm 0
  • agent0060

    Argentina is about to implode.

    May 15th, 2010 - 05:59 pm 0
  • axel arg

    FREDBDC, one more time you show how ignorant you are, and how usefull idiot of the mediatic corporations you are, what part dont you understand that macri is acused of illigal spionage? ther are proves of that, however this son of a bitch has never recognized hes mistakes, he is making a disaster with the public education and health sistem in buenos aires's city, he allways blames everyone else for hes mistakes specially the kirchner, the most serious of this situation is that this crap wants to be our next president, with this son of a bitch, your dream will become true, and my country will be really zinbawe, he has the same economic plan of menem, i hope that people are not so idiot to vote this shet, i worry very much for this situation, because he is actually the candidat of the most powerfull media corporation (clarin).

    May 16th, 2010 - 12:11 am 0
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