Clarin accuses Sabbatella to commit criminal contempt
December 17, 2012
Martin Sabbatella, head of the Federal Authority of Audiovisual Communication Services (AFSCA), said today that, “with the notification to the Clarín Group officially the transfer of adaptation to the Media Law began and he estimated that the divestment process will last about 100 days.”
“As of last Friday’s ruling of Judge Horacio Alfonso, Media law is constitutional and is in full force.”
“What we did was notify the Clarín group on starting job transfer. They were reported and presented their views on the record that he signed before a notary.”
But, the lawyer of Grupo Clarin, Damian Cassino, held that: “Sabbatella committed criminal contempt and acted illegally to notify the company of the beginning of the transfer of business licenses exceeding the provisions of the Media Act”.
“If they continue with the procedure we will be unable to provide the Fibertel service” and reiterated that “his conduct was unlawful in”.