Back in June of 2015, suspicion was aroused when a female employee working in the headquarters of the Civil Registry noticed a blue flickering light coming from the ceiling of the women’s bathroom. After notifying another colleague, the two pulled up a chair to find what turned out to be a video camera.
Following the discovery, an investigation was launched which involved looking at the film that had been recorded on the device, managing to catch a glimpse of the man installing it. Unfortunately, however, they were not able to see his face, only his uniform.
In order to identify the man, the then director of the Civil Registry, Ana Lavaque, decided to request the placement of a camera which could film the entrance to the bathroom. After some time, the camera eventually caught a man entering the bathroom wearing what they had seen in the original footage.
The man was recognised by everyone to be Adrián Alberto Gargiulo, who works as a landlord of the Civil Registry – a position he inherited from his father. Gargiulo lives in the building with his mother, which provided him with access to the women’s bathroom.
Gargiulo consistently denied responsibility for placing the camera despite the General Procurator’s Office stating that the evidence proves his guilt in the matter. Gargiulo then asked the Porteña Judge for his dismissal to be overturned, and even went as far as to ask for compensation for lost salary during his time of suspension.
On November 23rd, the injunction was rejected by authorities.
The entire incident involving Gargiulo, along with his name and ID, were published in the Official Gazette of the Buenos Aires City Government.