In the last 15 years Ernesto Clarens made more than 200 trips abroad. 164 of them went to Uruguay. And 91 made them on private boats to Puerto Camacho, located in the town of Carmelo. The Access has a particularity: from there you can easily enter a closed neighborhood, El Faro, where the historical financier of the Kirchners has a house.
Clarens is one of those involved in the cause of the coimas K notebooks that was opened by the records of Oscar Centeno, former driver of Roberto Baratta, number two of Julio De Vido in the Ministry of planning. The businessman was mentioned by some managers as the recipient of the bags with coimas in pesos that were paid to former kirchnerist government officials. Last week he offered to collaborate with the justice system as repentant, but Judge Claudio Bonadio has not yet approved the agreement.
The report presented by journalist Luis Majul in 4days, the program broadcast by A24, reflects the ease with which the border can be crossed through the Camacho Port. It is not uncommon, then, for justice to suspect that between 2003 and 2018 Clarens moved $ 200 million.
In the meantime, the counter Daniel Espinosa, head of the Secretariat Laundering Uruguay, said: “In the latest risk assessments of washings, the main risk that we identified are the regional funds linked to criminal activities”.
Gaston Blanchetiere, a porteño legislator who is part of Graciela Ocaña’s team, also said that “the controls are weak.” “At some point there was talk (of transfer of funds) by sea and air. In some parts of Uruguay there are undeclared tracks, then a path for black money movements opens up”