U.S. Attorney promotes research Technopolis funds
February 26, 2013
Federal prosecutor Carlos Stornelli promoted an investigation “against public officials for alleged misappropriation of funds and direct contracts, in violation of the law, to lift stands at the science and technology fair Technopolis.
The prosecutor had begun a preliminary investigation based on investigative reporting of a newspaper for hiring. For drawing, the case went to the court of Ariel Lijo.
According to the prosecutor’s presentation: “public bodies, especially ministerial portfolios, made direct contracts for installing their stands in Technopolis”.
Stornelli asked to investigate “three contracts signed in 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture for 7,764,728 pesos; Senasa for 7,445,224 pesos, and one from the Ministry of Tourism, 13,988,000″.
“A possible diversion of funds belonging to the Water Infrastructure Trust Fund and should be earmarked for infrastructure projects, but were affected by national officials to install a stand advertising the Undersecretariat of Water Resources in the sample.”
According to the prosecutor said: “This diversion would be at least about 16.2 million pesos.”
Stornelli argues that: “Instead of the water works were derived funds to universities of Tres de Febrero and San Martin, to be devoted to Technopolis”.