A prosecutor was condemned for harrassment
A criminal prosecutor was removed from his post after being convicted in the first impeachment in the history of the public ministry. He was accused of workplace harassment to employees who worked in his unit.
Dr Claudio Soca’s sentence over political trial was read today at 11 am. He was charged with bullying, mobbing and /or Sexual Harassment reported by women members of staff of the Office.
The employees who made the allegations are Heleou Natalie, Samanta Fabiani, Alexandra Soldano and Mercedes Porta.
The ruling was released this afternoon at the headquarters of the Attorney General and the reading was made by Carlos Cruz, head of the Court of Impeachment, accompanied by six other members, in a decision that was taken by the judges ”unanimity”, as was stressed out in the reading.
The Trial Court considered the crimes he was accused of had been proved. Thus he was separated from his duties as he “lacks the necessary conditions perform his job.”
It is the first time in the history of Argentine that a judge is dismissed and accused of working harassment. Every time someone was accused, they resigned before filing a lawsuit.
The court ruling states that “the judge’s behaviour towards the employees was humiliating and degrading” and that the offender presents an authoritarian streak in his personality.
Condemned Claudio Socca was the same prosecutor who requested that Kirchnerist piqueter Luis D’Elia was probed on the events of 26 March 2008 when a group of activists harrassed a group of people who were supporting the agricultural workers.