Marcelo D’Alessio already declares in Dolores with the hope that the prosecutor will accept him as repentant | The question is whether it will add information that will earn it that status

Before 8:45 this Thursday, the false lawyer Marcelo Sebastián D’Alessio he was sitting next to his lawyer Claudio Fogar at the headquarters of the federal prosecutor’s office in Dolores which is in the hands of Juan Pablo Curi. D’Alessio traveled from the Ezeiza prison, where he is detained, with the intention that the prosecutor accept him as a collaborating defendant, that is, as repentant. Two years ago, he obtained the approval of the representative of the Public Ministry, but the agreement was rejected by federal judge Alejo Ramos Padilla. The question that opens the presence of D’Alessio in Dolores is whether it will provide information that allows escalating responsibilities in the case that should be brought to trial in the coming weeks.

D’Alessio intends to speak. To expand. The statement could last more than a day, but, if that happens, the false lawyer will have to return with the transfer of the Federal Penitentiary Service (SPF), since, due to the pandemic, there is no possibility that he will stay in a dependency of Dolores , could you know PageI12.

The false lawyer had been asking to speak since the beginning of the month. Curi had initially set an audience for him on November 11, three days before the elections. The prosecutor wanted D’Alessio to testify from the prison through the videoconferencing system, but the defendant insisted that, for security reasons, he should do so at the prosecutor’s office. The process delayed the declaration for two weeks.

D’Alessio always reappears in hot moments. In December 2019, he made his attempt to become repentant when prosecutor Carlos Stornelli finally appeared for an investigation, after nine months of avoiding the subpoena from federal judge Alejo Ramos Padilla. Now, he makes a new attempt when Dolores is abuzz because former president Mauricio Macri was investigated for spying on the relatives of the 44 divers from the ARA San Juan and Judge Martín Bava must now resolve his procedural situation.

In December 2019, D’Alessio had managed to be accepted by the prosecutor Curi as repentant. However, Ramos Padilla understood that he was not contributing substantial information to the case, beyond some details of color, and rejected it. Last June, the Federal Chamber of Mar del Plata denied D’Alessio’s claim to be incorporated into the Witness Protection Program and recalled that the false lawyer had not provided information when he wanted to repent.

D’Alessio is the central probative axis of the case that began at the end of January 2019 in Dolores, when the businessman Pedro Etchebest denounced him for trying to extort money from him together with the prosecutor Stornelli so as not to involve him in the cause of the notebooks, basically built on the basis of the figure of the repentant that D’Alessio now wants to adhere to. With the raids that Ramos Padilla carried out in the country Saint Thomas – where D’Alessio lived – he collected enough evidence to show that D’Alessio was involved in some 70 illegal operations.

Unlike 2019, D’Alessio is now in a more complicated situation than the previous one for Curi to accept him as repentant and for Judge Bava to approve that agreement –if it occurs–. Why? He has been in detention for almost three years and when he appeared earlier to repent he told him that he had already told him everything he knew. The question is what did he remember now that he did not remember two years ago and if the prosecutor will not consider that procedural loyalty is damaged.

The speculations about why D’Alessio wants to speak now are many, especially because he asked to do it before the elections. In his last words before the judges of the Buenos Aires TOF2 that condemned him for the extortion of businessman Gabriel Traficante, D’Alessio revealed a certain resentment towards those who let go of his hand when he was arrested. “I was hurt by the villainy of those who ran in a state of panic to use the media saying that he was a crazy person or a storyteller and even argued that he was talking about drug trafficking or the approval of this or that caliber of sonic projectiles with a grandchild”, he said in reference to Stornelli and former Security Minister Patricia Bullrich.

D’Alessio was not the head of the illicit association, but he was part of more than fifty operations. To repent, you should provide information that allows the investigation to go up or have a broader view of the cause.. For Ramos Padilla, D’Alessio was a node that connected with the Ministry of Security, the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI), the Public Ministry, the Judiciary and the media. The big question is if any of those ties were broken while in detention and are you willing to tell something that could not be reconstructed with all the documentation that was found in your home.

D’Alessio’s motivation to speak is probably the same that he exhibited since Ramos Padilla stopped him: his intention to go home. D’Alessio is only detained for the cause of Dolores, since the Buenos Aires TOF2 ordered his release in the Trafficking cause because he served more than two-thirds of the four years that he was sentenced.

At the D’Alessiogate, there were three people who wanted to repent, the three were convicted by the TOF2 of the City of Buenos Aires: D’Alessio, his friend Rolando Barreiro and the prosecutor of Mercedes (suspended) Juan Ignacio Bidone. Curi only accepted D’Alessio. It will be necessary to see if he repeats the feat and if it passes the filter of Judge Bava, who had as one of his first tasks as a surrogate in Dolores to reject an attempt by D’Alessio to turn the case around.