The Office of the Attorney General, with the support of National Army, carried out an asset seizure* process on various assets owned by former senator Antonio Guerra De la Espriella. This is about two farms of 120 and 50 hectares, respectively, which are located in the municipality of San Marcos in the Department of Sucre. This measure also involves a luxury vehicle.
These actions arose after a technical report revealed that former senator, taking advantage of his status and contacts, allegedly committed acts of corruption in favor of the multinational Odebrecht.
According to accounting and financial information cross-checked by the Judicial Police of the Special Office on Assets Forfeiture, Guerra De la Espriella had an unjustified increase of his assets between 2012 and 2017.
The evidence has revealed that Guerra De la Espriella would have served as a mediator to expedite the process of signing the legal stability agreement required by the Brazilian multinational in regard to Ruta del Sol II. This process would have meant to the former senator a profit of 200 million pesos.
Moreover, the Office of the Attorney General has information about the alleged intervention of former senator Guerra in the navigability project on Río Magdalena (Navelena) and about his participation to process addendums on Ocaña-Gamarra section.
The seized properties were entrusted to Sociedad de Activos Especiales (SAE) in order to be managed.
The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest.
*Assets Seizure: Extinción de Dominio in Spanish means “Loss of ownership of property derived from or used in criminal activity which will be seized by government”.