The official is accused of bribery and money laundering.
The head of the anti-corruption unit in the Colombian government of Luiz Gustavo Morena Rivera was arrested on charges of bribery and money laundering. The official was detained at the request of the US authorities in the capital of Colombia.
As reported by the U.S. Department of justice, the charges to the Director of the fight against corruption in the government of Colombia and attorney Leonard Gomez filed in Federal court in Miami. Both face extradition to the US.
The official and lawyer extorted a bribe from a Colombian politician who worked as an informant for the authorities, said in the statement, which was filed in Federal court in Miami.
States that fighters with corruption suggested to open a policy copies of the testimony of witnesses in the corruption case against him in exchange for 100 million Colombian pesos (34.5 thousand dollars).
Prosecutors said that the Colombian Director of the anti-corruption and the lawyer went to Miami for a meeting with a politician. The talks were recorded.
The statement said that at the direction of the American Management on struggle against drugs, the Colombians gave the first part of a bribe in 10 thousand dollars.
Writes the Miami Herald, both detained in bogotá since Interpol issued an international warrant for their arrest – Red notice.
The process of extradition officials and a lawyer in Miami can take several months, the newspaper added.
From detainees or their representatives reviews have yet been received.
The “Index of perception of corruption-2016” drawn up by international non-governmental organization Transparency International, Colombia has the 90th place out of 176 between Zambia and Indonesia. Russia in the ranking of the 134-th place.
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