The court prosecutor, Juan Gómez, began the necessary steps to make the possible custody effective. Gabriela Fossati, for her part, asked to be removed from the case.
court prosecutor, Juan Gomez, initiated negotiations for Gabriela Fossationce his 15-day medical leave is over, he can count on police custody.
Through the Director of Communications of the Prosecutor’s Office, Javier BenechGómez reported that the pertinent steps were taken so that the prosecutor in the case of the former head of security for the president Luis Lacalle PouAlejandro Astesiano, has police custody after his license, although it is not yet a firm decision.
According to the person in charge of communication of the Prosecutor’s Office, this decision is due to the fact that Gómez received two emails from the prosecutor Fossati where, in one of them, she asked Gómez to be able to have police custody after returning from her leave. Fossati has been certified since March 4 and is being replaced by the prosecutor of Flagrancy of 9th turn, Fernando Romano.
Fossati wants to step aside
Fossati, requested through a letter addressed to the Court prosecutor, to be relieved of the case, after the disclosure of a private conversation he had with a journalist during the past year, something that, he understands, leaves the Prosecutor’s Office in a new scenario of tension, where it is best to step aside.
However, Gómez said in an interview with Radio Sarandí that he will not make any decision because “it is respect for any official, who, if he is certified, cannot, in principle, be subject to any resolution that may or may not affect him.”
This is the second request of this nature that Fossati has made to Gómez, since in November 2022 he asked him to refer the case to a department of Complex Crimes. At that time, the prosecutor accused that she did not have support within the Prosecutor’s Office, nor that her agreement to transfer to the Economic Crimes Prosecutor.