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Judicial setback for Cristóbal López: he must pay 157 million pesos to the AFIP

The AFIP led by Mercedes Marco del Pont that helped Christopher Lopez to rescue his oil company Oil Combustibles from bankruptcy, now he claimed the businessman K to pay 157 million pesos corresponding to a debt for the 2020 Personal Property Tax. The owner of the Indalo Group had said that he could not meet his tax commitments due to being a “victim of political persecution” and because he has his assets seized.

López had requested that the execution that the AFIP was going to carry out be rejected in view of the accumulated debts, on the grounds that “suffers serious persecution from the National Judiciary, with an indictment for which he was imprisoned preventively and arbitrarily for three years”.

As a complementary measure to this prosecution for fraud against the State with his firm Oil, the businessman was seized for 17,042,509,692 pesos. That is why he said that this measure “affected all his assets and assets, making them absolutely unavailable even for the payment of taxes in execution.”

To justify his statement, Cristóbal López said that he offered the federal court 10 a check for 103,924,508.72 pesos, “so that those funds were used to pay the fiscal obligations corresponding to the period.”

He added that not only are his assets seized “but also any sum that enters his estate, so the only option to cancel tax obligations is to obtain authorization from criminal justice that ordered the aforementioned embargo”.

That is why he had asked the collection agency to suspend any measure aimed at collecting the obligations, “since the impossibility of payment is for exogenous reasons not attributable to the defendant.”

In his presentation, Cristóbal López indicated that if the AFIP executed the debt, “the constitutional precepts of defense in court, property rights and effective legal protection will be affected.”

In addition to these explanations, businessman K indicated that seeks to enter the debt into a tax moratorium.

The justice requested the opinion of the AFIP on the specific request of Cristóbal López, but the agency rrejected the arguments and insisted on the fiscal execution for more than 156 million pesos corresponding to Personal Assets.

Among other proposals, the treasury’s legal adviser pointed out that López “has not proven any of the basic prerequisites for the attempted exception to proceed,” that is: cancel the fiscal execution to collect the millionaire debt.

Regarding the documentation provided by the employer on the criminal case in which he did not get his embargo lifted, “in no way does it prove the invoked inability to title, and this document is not related to the taxes and periods claimed in this execution. “.

When analyzing the situation, the federal administrative litigation judge indicated that López’s defense “is based on the existence of precautionary measures involved in a previous criminal proceeding, for which his assets are immobilized, and the result of which is not being able to face payments due in execution”, by the AFIP.

On that point he said such arguments do not prevent the AFIP from advancing with the fiscal execution “in unpaid concepts claimed by this means, so that the situation raised” and that the proposals of the owner of the Indalo Group “are not viable” to suspend the treasury’s action: collect $157 million.

Other debts of Cristóbal López

At the end of last year, the AFIP had summoned López through a tax execution file to pay 397,033,078 pesos in solidarity tax, plus 59.5 million in interest and costs.

At that time, López responded through a letter in which he requested that “this execution be rejected with the express imposition of costs on the collection agency. There he had used again the resource of denouncing a persecution.

“(I) have been the target of a series of actions carried out prior to the current AFIP administration, materialized through a set of administrative acts and de facto actions carried out with total intentionality and in violation of the law, which seriously affected my person in directly (I was unjustly deprived of my freedom for two years), to my assets, and that also directly affected the Indalo Group Companies, of which I was one of its final beneficiaries”, he stated in the file.

After that introduction, he referred to the embargoes on his assets locked in one of the files that he processes in Comodoro Py, where he is being investigated for acts of corruption.

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