More than 200 processes have been opened due to illicit behaviors that put public resources and the correct supply of goods and services for the communities at risk. Among those investigated are: a governor, mayors, former mayors, councilors, former deputies, public servants with different levels, contractors, and private individuals.

During a visit to the south area of the country, the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, accompanied by the Deputy Attorney General Martha Janeth Mancera, and the Delegate Director for Territorial Security Luisa Obando, held a meeting with sectional directors of Nariño and Putumayo and verified the progress in the anti-corruption strategy.

Outstanding actions carried out in Nariño

The investigative actions carried out in Nariño have allowed the prosecution of 107 people for different crimes associated with corruption, during the last 31 months.

Among those prosecuted are a mayor and two former mayors of El Charco, three councilors, a prosecutor, a former prosecutor, two members of the National Police, and another 97 people including private individuals, contractors, and public servants from different municipal or departmental agencies.

Outstanding advances in Putumayo

In the department, 164 people have been formally linked and brought before judges. Among those investigated is the governor of the department, Buanerges Florencio Rosero Peña, who was allegedly involved in possible irregularities detected in a contract for ambulances.

Likewise, judicial actions have been carried out against 28 mayors and former mayors of different municipalities of the department such as San Francisco, Puerto Asís, Mocoa, and Villagarzón; 16  secretaries, 26 contractors, 23 police officers, and 30 public servants from different public entities.

Likewise, there are open and active investigative fronts against 46 people denounced for alleged acts of corruption, as is the case of eight former deputies of the department, whose processes are in the trial stage.

“With the balance in these two departments about corruption we can tell Colombian citizens that we are protecting public resources, that we are also protecting people´s security to the extent that if public resources are not protected, of course, people can be in a social vulnerability”, assured the Attorney General.

The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest.

When we speak, results follow.

The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out 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.