Macri accused the Federal Police and the Government of hindering the Metropolitan Police
The Buenos Aires head of Government, Mauricio Macri, counterattacked this afternoon over a press conference as he accused the government and the Federal police of trying to hinder the Metropolitan Police.
“The government has permanently attempted to burden the launch of the Metropolitan Police. We knew they wouldn’t stop, but we never imagined they’d plot something as organized as this,” said Macri referring to the controversy that revolves around Ciro James, the former policeman hired by the Education Ministry of Buenos Aires, who is accused of organizing illegal wiretapping and is currently investigated by judge Oyarbide.
The head of PRO said that Ciro Gerardo James had hidden the fact that he had worked for the Federal Police in 1998.
The government’s chief also made reference to the suspicion that James had been employed during his tenure at the Boca Juniors club: “It’s all a lie. I don’t have a clue who James is. He never worked in Boca. Let’s stop making things up.”
“The Metropolitan police will be in the streets before the end of the year. We want this to be a turning point to make them understand that we want to work with them, but for that they must explain why the Federal police ordered to tap the telephones”.
James is involved in the wire-tapping of Sergio Burstein’s calls, who is related to the relatives and friends of AMIA’s victims. He was arrested and today judge Norberto Oyarbide rejected his release.
Yesterday, the minister of Safety of Buenos Aires, Guillermo Montenegro, stated that there could be other Ciro James’ in the city’s government.
The Cabinet’s chief of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, the minister of Education Mariano Narodowsky, and the General Secretary of Government, Marcos Peña, also participated in the conference.