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Fri May 22, 2020, 03:38 PM

Colombia arrests two mayors, seeks arrest of 8 more over coronavirus corruption

by Adriaan Alsema May 22, 2020

Colombia’s prosecutor general announced on Thursday that two mayors have been arrested and another eight would be arrested soon in a crackdown on corruption with coronavirus emergency funds.

Another three mayors were indicted on corruption charges, but will be allowed to remain free for the duration of their trial, Prosecutor General Francisco Barbosa said in a press conference.

14 governors suspected of corruption
Barbosa also said that three governors had been called in for questioning over their alleged attempts to embezzle emergency aid.

The list of governors suspected of corruption has grown to 14, which is more than one third of the country’s governors.


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