The Federal Oral Court No. 2 released its resolution on Tuesday after three and a half years of oral trial. The Vice President of the Nation was sentenced to 6 years in prison for the crime of fraudulent administration and corruption. In addition, she will not be able to hold public office. The prosecution had requested a sentence of 12 years in prison.
After the ruling thousands of politicians spoke out promptly, curiously the President was not one of them. After 4 hours from the moment the sentence was handed down, Alberto Fernández was present on Social Networks. His first words were forceful: “Today, in Argentina, an innocent person has been sentenced”
“Today I cannot stop being moved by the conviction of Cristina Fernández. It is the result of a trial in which the minimum forms of due process were not taken care of. In which the principle of not judging the same fact was violated twice. In which it is not explained how someone who does not have the capacity to dispose and decide in public tenders can fraudulently manage.”
“Carrara once taught that when politics gets into the courts, justice goes out the window. That has happened in this case. The die was cast from the beginning and it only took a mock trial that started one of the judges who enjoyed the trip paid for by Grupo Clarín,” he said.
“Today I accompany and stand in solidarity with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, knowing that she is the victim of absolutely unfair persecution. I know of her innocence. All good men and women who love democracy and the rule of law must stand by her side.” , hill