Friend and business associateTuesday, June 10, 2014
Núñez Carmona’s questioning postponed, others to face judge this week
José María Núñez Carmona, Vice-President Amado Boudou’s friend and business associate, will not appear today before Judge Ariel Lijo for questioning as part of the Ciccone Calcográfica case, court sources confirmed for the Herald last night.
Prosecutor Jorge Di Lello confirmed to this newspaper that Núñez Carmona’s court appearance will be postponed until after next week, though he did not specify when Boudou’s friend, who according to Nicolás Ciccone and his relatives had a leading role in the negotiations that reportedly led to the transfer of the company, will be forced to answer questions from Lijo.
News agency DyN reported that Núñez Carmona’s lawyers filed a writ before Lijo saying that Núñez Carmona was not in Buenos Aires.
Alejandro Vandenbroele is scheduled to appear before Lijo tomorrow. According to Vandenbroele’s ex wife, Laura Muñoz, he acted as Boudou’s front man.
On Thursday, Judge Lijo will have to question Rafael Resnick Brenner and Guillermo Reinwick.
Resnick Brenner was formerly chief adviser to current AFIP tax bureau head Ricardo Echegaray, and is the one who allegedly agreed to a payment plan that benefited the mint company that had filed for bankruptcy in 2010.
Reinwick’s father-in-law, Nicolás Ciccone, will appear before Judge Lijo on Friday. Reinwick and Ciccone testified as witnesses in the case in 2013, but they are no longer included as plaintiffs. Reinwick allegedly contacted Boudou via Gabriel Bianco, the former manager of the Telefe television network. Bianco reportedly arranged a meeting between Boudou and the members of the Ciccone family at the channel’s studios.
Prosecutor Jorge Di Lello charged Ciccone and Reinwick in February. Lijo decided to call them for questioning, and had to explain that they would not be testifying under legal oath.
Following the questionings, Lijo has 10 working days to decide whether to indict Boudou and the five other suspects. Due to the complexity of the case, Lijo could take longer to make a decision.