December 9, 2013
Once crash victims' attorney criticises train union 'mafia'
Lawyer of the Once station accident victims targeted the La Fraternidad union in its alleged responsibility in Saturday’s crash. “A deliberate incident with mafia-like hints,” Gregorio Dalbón said and considered the union “capable of killing 50 people to send the government a message.”
“Maybe there is something deliberate and perpetrated. This people (La Fraternidad union) are capable of anything. We have the opportunity of definitively investigating the union mafia,” the attorney told reporters and urged judicial authorities to investigate what he called the “third leg” of the Sarmiento accident –union’s responsibility- “that was not investigated” in the 2012 Once tragedy and this year’s Castelar crash.
“If there is something I know from Saturday’s incident is that it is no chance and for that it turns into a deliberate incident that can be investigated with cell phone records,” Dalbón said and added people “are being held as ammunition as they (unions) try to destroy and create chaos in the government.”
In that sense, he targeted La Fraternidad union head Oscar Maturana while he played down the involvement of head of the Sarmiento Railway union Rubén “Pollo” Sobrero in the crash.