Alexander AstesianFormer security guard Luis Lacalle Pou, had its office at the seat of the Uruguayan government. After his arrest, the place was inspected and, by order of the President, it was closed. A few days ago, the lawyer in this case, Gabriela Fossati, raided the office and seized several confidential documents from the Home Ministry, including some police files from the Public Safety Management System and public video surveillance cameras managed by the Police Unified Command Centre. As reported country, It was not through a search warrant, but rather that the entry was voluntarily effected.
Esteziano is considered one of the key members of the counterfeiting network Russian citizens who acquired citizenship of Uruguay through illegal change of birth certificate. He is currently remanded in custody till March 2023.
As head of presidential security, Astesiano could be the direct link between the Interior Ministry and the police. In that position, he had the authority to “require support and resources at any time” from public organizations and private organizations, with public organizations obligated to “provide immediate and/or requested direct cooperation, support or information.” Priorities” determined by Estesian.
In addition, it can “collect information from any national or foreign agency about the possible dangers to the person of the President of the Republic, his immediate relatives and any other person he determines.”
Reports from the prosecutor’s office suggest that they are dealing with the possibility that Astesiano used a portion of the video surveillance file found in his office for his illegal personal business. the observer. Media reported that Lacalle Pou’s former bodyguard frequently visited one of the security and surveillance agency’s offices in the government headquarters and asked to see various locations in the city that had nothing to do with his work.
Bisalia also investigates whether there is a consulate Moscow He was involved in an organization dedicated to falsifying Russian documents so that citizens of the Eurasian country could access Uruguayan citizenship and passports. As it is known, in some data sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the authorities of the Russian state appear with access to the ID card and passport management system.
Also, photographs of identity cells, birth certificates and letters of former police officers who sought presidential custody were seized. Six leaders are currently under investigation, with others from various government agencies apparently linked to the network. After mastering Astesiano’s cellphone, the former bodyguard is known to have asked for “favors from the hierarchy.”
Gabriela Fossati, the lawyer in the case, will dedicate herself to the trial and will not be on duty for other cases, court prosecutor Juan Gomez told Channel 5. , we have our support, we have made available to him the elements that the prosecutor’s office can dispose of. Even anticipating the difficulties of this investigation, we exempted her from working for – I think – two months,” Gomez explained.