After the Federal Chamber of La Plata separated the federal judge from Lomas de Zamora, Federico Villena, in the investigation of the complaint of illegal espionage, the case was now transferred to another court in Lomas de Zamora, under the responsibility of Juan Pablo Augé.
Judge Auge is the owner of a low profile, originally from La Plata but who spent his entire judicial career in Lomas de Zamora.
58 years old, this lawyer comes from a family dedicated to the legal profession: his father and brother were presidents of the La Plata Bar Association.
Auge lives in City Bell and is a specialist in civil law. But much of his history is tinged with being a Falklands veteran, because in the warlike conflict of 1982, he was reviewing as a conscripted soldier.
The judge is already investigating one of the cases that were initiated by the activities of the Federal Intelligence Agency under the command of Gustavo Arribas and Silvia Majdalani, during the Macrista administration, and within the framework of that investigation, He was the one who ordered the arrest of the spy Alan Ruiz.
Now, after a resolution by the Federal Chamber of La Plata, he is also in charge of the file that Judge Federico Villena processed.
The Federal Chamber of La Plata decided to remove Villena on the grounds that there were “doubts about his impartiality.” The request for recusal had been formulated by the lawyer Fernando Enrique Sicilia, defense lawyer for the ex-spies Facundo Melo and Leandro Araque, and by Alfredo Olivan and Martín Calvet Salas, in charge of the defense of Jorge Horacio Sáez.
According to the lawyer Fernando Enrique Sicilia, Villena would be part of a “judicial collaboration” so that the allegedly illegal tasks investigated have legal coverage.