Buenos Aires wiretapping case

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The spy scandal on the City of Buenos Aires refers to the scandal of illegal spying events, possibly for political purposes, made using government research structures and connected to the newly created Metropolitan Police Force.


Sergio Burstein is one of the leaders of the Jewish community who had led the opposition against the appointment of Fino Palacios as Chief of Police of Buenos Aires, because of their connections to the 1994 AMIA bombing.[1]

On September 2009, Burstein was warned by an anonymous phone call, that one of its phone lines were being taped, so he made the complaint.[2] Shortly thereafter, the Justice observed that in fact, Burstein was being spied upon by a band that would be part Fino Palacios and his successor Osvaldo Chamorro, Ciro James (a Federal Police lawyer working for the Ministry of Education of Buenos Aires), two judges of the Province of Misiones, among others.[2]

Macri said that the case, headed by the Kirchnerite judge Norberto Oyarbide, was an attempt by Néstor Kirchner to frame him.[3] Judge Sebastián Casanello cleared Macri from charges, stating that there was not enough proof of a crime to involve Macri in the case.[4] Other people involved included Buenos Aires' security minister Guillermo Montenegro.


  1. ^ Satisfacción de los familiares de las víctimas por la decisión judicial
  2. ^ a b Uno de los líderes de familiares de víctimas de AMIA apuntó contra Palacios por las escuchas
  3. ^ Paz Rodríguez Niell (May 15, 2010). "Oyarbide procesó a Macri por integrar una asociación ilícita" [Oyarbide filled a case against Macri for illicit association] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "La Cámara Federal confirmó que Macri no va a juicio por las escuchas telefónicas ilegales" [The Federal Chamber confirmed that Macri will not be judged for the illegal phone tapping] (in Spanish). Infobae. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.