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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:49 PM
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Supreme Court to investigate 14 congressmen (Colombia)
Source: Colombia Reports

Supreme Court to investigate 14 congressmen
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:56
Samuel Thomson

The Supreme Court has opened preliminary investigations against 10 current and four former congressman for their role in the mishandling of assets seized from the drugs trade, Semana reported Wednesday.

The investigations are part of an ongoing scandal that has engulfed the National Narcotics Directorate (DNE), the organization in charge of handling an estimated 70,000 goods seized from drug traffickers.

In recent months it has come to light that employees from the organization had access to assets and may have been appropriating them on behalf of politicians.

Since being appointed head of the DNE in October last year, Juan Carlos Restrepo has tried to eliminate the culture of corruption that had permeated through the organization. Since then, it has been working closely with the U.S. to develop an inventory of seized assets and management controls which will help eliminate corruption.

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/15432-sup...
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:06 PM
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1. "working closely with the U.S." to cover up the Bush Junta's filthy hands and those of
their operatives in Colombia, mafia boss Alvaro Uribe chief among them.

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"Since being appointed head of the DNE in October last year, Juan Carlos Restrepo has tried to eliminate the culture of corruption that had permeated through the organization. Since then, it has been working closely with the U.S. to develop an inventory of seized assets and management controls which will help eliminate corruption." --from the OP (my emphasis)

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The Obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect Bush Junta tool Alvaro Uribe, and to "launder" his image, and the reason why is more than likely Bush Junta crimes in Colombia.
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LawnKorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:57 PM
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2. Eliminating the War on Drugs will go a long way to eliminate this culture of corruption
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