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Fri May 1, 2015, 07:31 AM

Colombia spymaster sentenced to 14 years in prison

Source: Reuters

Colombia spymaster sentenced to 14 years in prison

Date May 1, 2015 - 8:55PM
Julia Symmes Cobb

Bogota: The former head of Colombia's intelligence service was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Thursday for spying on opposition lawmakers, judges and journalists in one of the biggest scandals to mar the government of ex-president Alvaro Uribe.

Maria del Pilar Hurtado, 51, headed the now-defunct Administrative Security Department (DAS) intelligence service from 2007 to 2008, which was shut down following the scandal and replaced with a new intelligence entity. Hurtado received political asylum in Panama in 2010, but the Panamanian government revoked it last year. She surrendered to authorities in January, hours after Interpol released an international order for her arrest.

The former spymaster was tried in absentia for illegally intercepting phone calls and abuse of public office, among other crimes. Separately, Bernardo Moreno, one of Uribe's aides, was given an eight year sentence for his involvement, to be served at his home.

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Two-thirds of Mr Uribe's closest political allies during his presidency, including ex-cabinet ministers, have been convicted, sanctioned or investigated for crimes ranging from corruption to hacking.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/colombia-spymaster-sentenced-to-14-years-in-prison-20150501-1myads.html

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