Justice advances in the search for the authors of the cell phone hack of the former Buenos Aires Minister of Security, Marcelo D’Alessandro. And the expectations were set at the beginning of this week in the investigations of five people suspected of having been behind the computer maneuver. But the surprise came with the confession Of one of them.
Is about Elias Ezequiel Nuñes Pinheiroa 22-year-old young man who was investigated in the last few hours by the prosecutor specializing in Computer Crimes and Contraventions, Daniel Dupuyand the judge Aracely Martinez, of the Criminal, Misdemeanor and Misdemeanor Court No. 29 of the city of Buenos Aires. This was one of the four suspects who were under the scrutiny of the investigators, who established that the computer maneuver was carried out in the town of Eldorado, province of Misiones.
In his inquiry, Nuñes Pinheiro acknowledged to have been the author of the SIM-SWAP through which he managed to access the information on the cell phone of the now ex-minister. In his statement, he would also have said that they contacted him through social networks and paid him to do the job.
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According to the reconstruction made by PROFILE, this young man would have stood in front of the prosecutor as “only responsible” for the fact and that not even their parents would be aware of what happened. It is worth mentioning that his father, Elias Nuñes Pinheiro, is another of the four suspects, along with Anthony Aquino, Julio Escobar and Cecilia Mercado. The last two are owners of two businesses dedicated to computing.
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But with the confession of Nuñes Pinheiro (h), the rest of those indicated would be one step away from the sights of Justicealthough one of the axes to check is if they were aware of the situation.
“I am a small businessman who has been rowing for more than 15 years, 18 hours a day with my wife and after that time we managed to have a comfortable and quiet economic life because we are neat. We only give work to many people, but we cannot know what each one does with his private life“, Escobar told this medium when rejecting the suspicions about him and his partner.
Also refused to be involved in local politics. “Neither Aquino, nor Ezequiel’s father, nor I have or had any connection to politics in Misiones, ever,” he said.
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Nuñes Pinheiro was an employee of the couple in JYC Electronic y Mobile Shopthe two businesses that were raided last week by City Police personnel in Eldorado.
To be investigated, the four people traveled from Misiones to Buenos Aires to appear at the Buenos Aires judicial headquarters. Most of the investigative statements made took an average of half an hour, but in the case of Nuñes Pinheiro, his confession led to an extension of time: it was about five hours before Dupuy and his secretaries, this medium learned.
Meanwhile, in the next few hours it is expected that D’Alessandro’s lawyers effect their incorporation as plaintiffs to the file to access the evidence collected so far and request action.
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