The head of the Anti-Corruption Office (OA), Félix Crous, submitted his resignation to the National Government and it was accepted, as reported today in the Official Gazette, through Decree 878/2022. This is the third outing in the last 24 hours of the ruling party after the departure of Victoria Donda from INADI and Rodolfo Gabrielli from the Mint.

“It is accepted, as of January 1, 2023, the resignation presented by Dr. Félix Pablo Crous (DNI N°17.760.152) to the position of Head of the Anti-Corruption Office, a decentralized body of the PRESIDENCY OF THE NATION”, is revealed in the brief statement that released the decree.

Crous participated in the investigation into the death of Santiago Maldonado, in which he supported the theory that it was a forced disappearance by the Gendarmerie, and was a regular guest on the program 6,7,8 that was broadcast on Public TV . However, he was removed from the case questioned by the evidence and testimonies he provided, and was later removed from Procuvin during the government of Mauricio Macri.

During his tenure at the OA, he resigned as a plaintiff in the “Los Sauces and Hotesur” cases, where Vice President Cristina Kirchner and her children, Máximo and Florencia, are being investigated for alleged corruption. This was notified in May 2020 to the Federal Oral Court 5, which in November 2022 dismissed the former president and her children “due to the non-existence of a crime when preparing the trial”, a ruling that must now be ratified or not by the Chamber of Cassation.

The departure of Félix Crous from the National Government is added to the recent ones of Victoria Donda, who announced late yesterday that her resignation in front of the National Institute against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism (INADI), and the dismissal of the head of the Casa de la Moneda, Rodolfo Gabrielli, a measure promoted by the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, discontent “with the presentation of the results of the year.”

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