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Lawyer Leonardo Pinilla Gómez arrested for extortion

April 29,  2019 1:49 pm After serving a sentence in the United States, the lawyer was arrested upon his arrival in Bogotá based on a court order obtained by the Attorney General's Office. Leonardo Pinilla Gomez must answer for his alleged...

A corruption network integrated by Dian officials and private individuals who sold confiscated machinery was dismantled

Office of the Attorney General, the National Police and the National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN)* discovered that the criminal structure allegedly simulated the destruction of machinery, engines and other confiscated products that had actually been sold. As...

Properties belonging to a band engaged in small-scale selling of drugs near universities in Bogotá were seized

Four properties were subjected to a seizure process (extinction de dominio)1 due to the fact that were used by alias James and drug dealers who were arrested in the so-called Operación Reprobados III. Properties exceed one thousand million pesos....

With a new regulation, the Office of the Attorney General speeds up investigations to combat impunity in cases of domestic violence

Amendments also contemplate that victims’ testimony will be preserved to avoid the retraction of denunciations and time response to victims will be reduced. Multiple investigations on domestic violence in Colombia have revealed a reality that reflects the seriousness of...

First trimester: homicide figures went down and the clarification of violent deaths increased

The most recent measures of the Office of the Attorney General showed that homicide figures fell by 9,86% in the cities and 6,61% in the whole country in the first trimester of the year. It is a significant number...

Historic advance concerning clarification of femicides in the country

Regarding the 85.42% of crimes that occurred in the first three months of 2019, causes have been established, individuals have been arrested or linked to the investigations. Thanks to the new research techniques implemented by the Office of the Attorney...

Office of the Attorney General obtained arrest warrants for members of the ELN due to attack committed against the National Police academy (Escuela de Policía General Santander)

Investigations carried out by the Office of the Attorney General aimed at establishing the identity of those responsible for the attack committed on January 17, 2019 against the National Police academy (Escuela de Policía General Santander), allowed to establish...

Owner of a Cinema would be the biggest procurer of children and teenagers in the municipality of Guaduas

The Office of the Attorney General and the National Police established the identity of a man that sexually exploited girls between 13 and 16 years old and used a teenager to recruit victims. The alleged procurer and five other...

Agreement between the Office of the Attorney General and the Truth Comission for information access and management

The Office of the Attorney General sent  17 reports related to investigations that were carried out and were related to armed conflict in Colombia to the Truth  Commission for consideration. The Attorney General, Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira, and the...

Office of the Attorney General carried out the total handing over of reports on conflict-related crimes to JEP

Six new reports were handed over to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz JEP). In order to guarantee an effective prosecution of actions committed during the armed conflict in Colombia and avoid their repetition, the Office of the...