“He is a psychopath, cynical, sick, he is perverse. I felt it in my own flesh”. At least 20 sentences said before a judicial expert by people who work or worked with the federal prosecutor of Salta, Francisco Snopek, increase the burden of evidence against him in the judicial file where he is being investigated for an act of gender violence against his current partner and, at the same time, for lock up and not let out a group of policemen That came after a 911 call.
To the key video and audio provided as evidence by the police deprived of their liberty, who recorded the events that occurred in the prosecutor’s house, testimonies of people in the workplace, from his closest circle, to colleagues of the same hierarchy, who put in context the daily behavior of Snopek, 43, in his workplace. And they basically describe him as a person violentespecially with the women.
The statements are part of a “socio-contextual” report prepared by a social worker at the request of the criminal prosecutor for Family and Gender Violence Lujan Sodero Calvetwho, in addition to leading the investigation, was the one who initiated it with a complaint against his ex officio federal colleague after the episodes that occurred in late May at the home of Snopek and his family.
The expertise is included in the case and includes interviews with the alleged victim, his mother, his father and an aunt of the accused. Snopek’s wife, a 32-year-old lawyer, did not want to report her husband after the 911 call in late May. and did not provide information on the family dynamics before the expert witness. Similarly, he refused to testify as a witness before Sodero Calvet.
According to the expert, in the approaches made with Snopek’s current wife there was one, the first, “pierced by anguish” and a second, with “reluctance and annoyance to judicial intervention”.
However, the social worker detected “buildup of tensions” with “reproaches, recriminations, denigrations of the husband to the wife” and naturalization “towards the power exercised by the male figure”. Therefore, she detected a “low level of alarm” on the part of the alleged victim who, for the investigator, justified the episodes of vulnerability all this time.
“The abuse is much greater with women, if a man stops the car, it stops”, told the social worker a hierarchical peer with whom he usually has interaction in working life. “We all consider him dangerous, those who are close were afraid of him”declared another. “I felt violated by him, during the intermediate quarters I hid to cry for the treatment he gave me”contributed a woman.
The testimonies taken in the workplace of Snopek were added randomly. The people who spoke testified voluntarily and spontaneously. There were not only critics. Some of the appraisals especially from Snopek’s “closest circle” employees were kind to the defendant.
“I know he had problems with a secretary but it was a labor issue”; “It does not make a difference in the treatment, he is very kind and polite”; “He’s a good boss, a good guy”are some of the comments in favor of the conduct of the federal prosecutor.
It is not the first time that Snopek has been involved in suspicions of gender violence. The federal prosecutor born in Jujuy was accused of the same by his ex-wife. The case was archivedboth at the criminal level and in the internal investigation of the Attorney General, where the complaint remained “in reserve” until these last few weeks, when the Attorney General, Eduardo Casal, ordered an investigation into that case due to the possibility that it would be brought to justice. impeachment for the events of this year.
even last week Infobae revealed that, after the complaint of Clarisa Galán, official federal defender of Salta, Family Justice imposed an approach restriction of less than 50 meters to Snopek and set custody for the woman.
For the defendant’s family environment, the loss of a baby has recently conditioned Snopek’s personality and his relationship with his wife. Within the concept of spiral of violencefor the social expert, the alleged victim did not file a complaint against her husband because of the guilt and mourning for the loss and because that places her in the phase -of the spiral- known as “Honeymoon”in which a reconciliation is perceived after the peak of tension.
However, according to the expertise, the trigger for the crisis that ends with the acts of gender violence investigated – and about which, according to two high-ranking sources, there is strong audiovisual evidence– is the problematic consumption of alcohol of which Snopek is a victim. And that it became a structural difficulty for the prosecutor in his relationships with the people around him in daily life.
“When he drinks at meetings he becomes dense, he continues in the role of boss, he is bossy, bossy,” an employee of the Judiciary of another federal prosecutor’s office told the social worker; “He arrived drunk several times”, from a person in your closest work circle; or “direct employees naturalized the bad nights of alcohol”, of a hierarchical pair.
According to the research, alcohol consumption had a progressive increase during marriage, “daily drunkenness and triggers of aggressive behavior specifically towards the opposite sex” in your family, at work and in the community, even with episodes prior to your relationship with your current partner.
In fact, according to the police officers who were locked up by him after the 911 call, Snopek opened them drunk and mistreated them. “When police personnel intervene there is a very contemptuous treatment from Snopek. he tells them ‘shitty niggers, you don’t know who you’re messing with, I’ll pay your salary’. Even a policeman warns him that he is committing a crime and he replies: “Black, are you a lawyer now?”A source of the investigation told this medium.
weigh three simultaneous investigations into Snopek: the penal related to the violence against his wife, the familymade by the defender Galán, and the investigation internal carried out by the Evaluating Council of the Attorney General of the Nation, which could lead to a impeachment and impeachment (with the consequent loss of privileges and the possibility of being sentenced to effective prison if found guilty).
as far as he could tell Infobae, Oscar Ciruzzi, Alejandro Alagia, Guillermo Pérez De la Fuente, Susana Pernas and María Gloria André, the five attorney generals that make up the Council decided (with three affirmative votes) that there are sufficient elements to elevate the case to a political trial. Attorney Casal already has the report in his possession and will define whether the jury advances in the coming days.