Thirteen people pled guilty to their participation in the VAT refunds cartel in Risaralda through companies engaged in the sale and exportation of scrap. These refunds ascend to $20 billion. The prosecuted people pled guilty to the charges of conspiracy, money laundering, forgery of private documents, illicit enrichment and embezzlement.
The Attorney General´s Office will bring charges against 13 people, members of the same family, who are allegedly linked to the cartel of illegal VAT refunds in Pereira (Risaralda) to the value of $ 20 billion. The Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Jorge Fernando Perdomo Torres assigned a special group in order to investigate the embezzlement […] Read complete news
CTI members in Risaralda arrested Deybi Otoniel Gutiérrez Acosta in a public road in the city of Pereira according to an arrest warrant issued by the First Sentencing Court (Juzgado de Ejecución de Penas) for trafficking, manufacturing or possession of drugs. At the request of the 12th Prosecutor´s Office in the city of Pereira, Gutiérrez […] Read complete news
Members from the Criminal Investigation Team CTI in Risaralda belonging to the Human Identification Group, with the support of the 8Th Local Prosecutor´s Office in Armenia (Quindío) conducted the exhumation of human remains in a rural area of the municipality of Buenavista (Quindio). This procedure was carried out in a village so-called “El Sardinero” where […] Read complete news
The Criminal Investigation Team from Risaralda region arrested José Luis Yépez Pérez in La Arenera neighborhood from Cartago (Valle) for the offense of drug trafficking, manufacture or possession of drugs according to a detention order issued by the third Sentencing Court in on order to serve a sentence of 56 months in prison. Yépez Pérez […] Read complete news
At request of the 12 Regional Prosecutor Office in Pereira, the Fifth Circuit Court sentenced Juan David Castaño Lozano to eight years and three months in prison for the offense of manufacturing, trafficking and possession of firearms or ammunition. The decision was based on the facts that occurred on April 2013, in the so-called Comuna […] Read complete news
The Judicial Police Subdirectorate from the Technical Investigation Team in Risaralda arrested Francia Elena Blandón Galvis in the city of Pereira according to an order issued by the 2nd Court on Execution of Penalties and Security Measures for the offense of trafficking, manufacture or possession of drugs. At request of the 24th Regional Prosecutor Office, […] Read complete news
At the request of the 14th Regional Prosecutor in Pereira, the Fourth Circuit Court of that city sentenced María Elena García Gómez to six years in prison for the crime of misrepresentation of acts in a private document and aggravated theft. The decision was based on the facts which occurred on January 2006 when García […] Read complete news
Cristina Omaira Suárez Erazo, former manager of the illegal fund-raising company DRFE in Nariño and cousin of Carlos Alfredo Suarez, brain of the company, was convicted to 18 years in prison. The First Specialized Judge in Ibague sentenced on first instance Suarez Erazo to pay 12.000 statutory minimum wages fine and also ordered her arrest […] Read complete news
The Fifth Circuit Criminal Court convicted Uber Smith Galeano Cruz to 37 years in prison for murdering a child under 17 years old in La Alameda neighborhood in Pereira (Risaralda).