Argentina: Anti-Corruption Office withdraws as plaintiff in cases involving former officials

The Anti-Corruption Office (OA, in its Spanish acronym) has decided to withdraw as plaintiff in all graft investigations compromising former and current officials, arguing both an internal political decision and lack of staff.

“Since its creation the Anti-Corruption Office has had two clearly differentiated tasks: the prevention of corruption and its investigation,” read a OA resolution justifying the move. “Regarding investigation, the Office’s functions largely overlap those specific to other prosecutors, especially the Prosecutor’s Office for Administrative Investigations.”

“A preliminary analysis of the situation shows that the assignment of this Office’s professional resources have privileged the National Directorate for Strategic Litigation at the expense of investigations and even more the prevention of corruption and the promotion of integrity and transparency,” reads the part of the resolution pleading lack of staff.

The original full article can be found at batimes.com.ar

 

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