VIDEO. She began Cristina’s defense: “They blatantly lied”

For Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, it was proven “in documented form” that prosecutors Diego Luciani and Sergio Mola “blatantly lied” in the Vialidad trial, in which lawyer Carlos Beraldi, sponsor of the former president, began his argument yesterday.

“You saw what I told you yesterday (for a Sunday tweet), right? That Beraldi was going to undress the script of Luciani and Mola. I correct myself, it went much further: it proved in a documented way -as should be done in any trial- that Luciani and Mola lied blatantly. He, out of professional decorum (Beraldi), called it malpractice,” Fernández de Kirchner tweeted.

The Vice President spoke in this way on her Twitter social network account about the allegation of her defenders, Beraldi and Ary Llernovoy.


Later, the head of the Senate expressed himself again through this social network and invited to “continue watching” the second day of the argument that his lawyers will present today, where “he continues with the demolition of the scandalous accusation” of the prosecutors. “ Something never seen! It is going to demonstrate the farce of the prosecutors and the “clean everything plan”. Don’t miss it: I found out how they lied to you,” Fernández de Kirchner wrote.

The defense of the vice president harshly questioned yesterday, during the first day of the allegation, the Prosecutor’s Office of the “Roadway” case.

Before judges Jorge Gorini, Andrés Basso and Rodrigo Giménez Uriburu, the defense argued that prosecutors Luciani and Mola committed “malpractice” with “scandalous” facts and construction of a “fantasy.”


Cristina is accused of illicit association and aggravated fraudulent administration, for allegedly having directed the attribution of public works tenders in the province of Santa Cruz to favor the businessman friend of the family, Lázaro Báez. Prosecutors asked for 12 years in prison.

In his defense, Beraldi maintained that “the auditors said that there are no evidence of deficiencies in the contracts and works and determined that the imbalances in the works are not considered relevant.”

“Cristina never gave a direct or indirect instruction to her subordinate officials to influence the issuance of resolutions on public road works in Santa Cruz,” said her lawyer at the beginning of the final argument before the Federal Oral Court (TOF) 2.

Carlos Beraldi, during his exhibition / Zoom


In the first of the three days of the exhibition that began yesterday, the defender also maintained that the former president endured “unusual arbitrariness” by the Justice.

“The irregularities were not only directed at Dr. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner or this defense, but, even exceeding all limits, they were directed at her family,” he warned.

Beraldi alluded “specifically to his daughter Florencia who, as we all know, never developed any political activity, but that was no obstacle for her to be stigmatized, attacked and her health was broken.”

Before the judges, the defense argued that the prosecutors incurred in “malpractice” with “scandalous” facts and the construction of a “fantasy”.

The lawyers analyzed the mechanisms for the allocation of budget items for public works, the role of the National Congress, the Budget Law and, based on the evidence that they said was produced in the trial, they described the fiscal accusations as “scandalous”.

Cristina Kirchner counterattacked on Twitter

During yesterday’s session, the defense of the Vice President maintained that the accusers tried to sustain a “fantasy” linked to the fact that Kirchnerism “made a Budget for Lázaro Báez to win” when awarding public works in Santa Cruz between 2003 and 2015. “We do not give up at any time,” Beraldi remarked, and stressed that “the truth always triumphs and that is what happened in this trial,” because “it was shown” that the accusation “lacked credibility,” and was “false and baseless”

Throughout seven hours of argument, between 8 and 15, the defenders recalled and displayed on screen through the Zoom platform excerpts of witness statements, including President Alberto Fernández, who was Chief of Staff.

The objective was to demonstrate that the allocation of items for public works is the power of the National Congress through the Budget.

“The Prosecutor’s Office said something that is really a fantasy, that Congress had marginal powers,” added Beraldi about the preparation of the National Budget and the allocation of public works in the country.

Do not stop

The proposal put forward by an ultra K senator to stop the oral trial for the attack on the Vice President, had a forceful response: according to a Sypnosis survey, almost 90 percent of the people consulted refused to stop the process against Cristina.

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