The investigations defined by the Office of the Attorney General to act against corruption also seek to guarantee transparency and legality in the performance of the institution’s officials. In this sense, evidence was obtained against two officials who allegedly asked for gifts in order to intercede in different judicial proceedings.
The defendants are a prosecutor and a CTI investigator appointed to the Sectional Office in Santander who were arrested in flagrante delicto. They allegedly received $ 110,000,000 that they allegedly demanded to favor a person linked to a money laundering process whose assets would be subjected to a seizure asset proceeding.
“We know that in the city of Bucaramanga, as we said in the city of Cali, there is a group of officials behind these activities and we are going to pursue them,” said the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado.
The two officers, allegedly, obtained information about people investigated for different illegal conducts in Bucaramanga and contacted them in order to offer them the “clearing up” of the legal status in exchange for money.
The arrested people will be brought before a judge and a prosecutor from the Special Directorate against Corruption will charge them with extortion.
“We are not going to allow this situation to become the practice of some criminals who hide behind public entities. The Office of the Attorney General will not desist from its prioritized objective of combating corruption in all fronts”, Concluded the Attorney General
The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest.
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The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out the criminal investigations within the Office of the Attorney General. By the time this communication is disclosed, the legal status of the people mentioned is still pending to be resolved by the competent judicial authority, always under the presumption of innocence contemplated by Article 29 of the Political Constitution and Article 7 of Law 906 of 2004.