February 26, 2024

The case that the Lawyer Basic’s Workplace is dealing with towards the eldest son of President Gustavo Petro, Nicolas Petro Burgos, has simply difficult the president politically and legally. Within the listening to by which the Prosecutor’s Workplace asks a choose to maintain Nicolas in custody for having illegally enriched himself, the prosecutor dealing with the case introduced this Thursday afternoon that Nicolas agreed to collaborate with justice. Particularly, he’ll say that he did obtain contributions for his father’s presidential marketing campaign in 2022 and appropriated them, which is what the Prosecutor’s Workplace accuses him of, but in addition that a part of the cash did attain the marketing campaign, however surreptitiously and was not declared. Within the phrases of the prosecutor, Nicolas “will specify the doable contribution of huge sums of cash from massive businessmen with out part of them having reported themselves, which can permit the prosecuting entity to open different traces of investigation” that the president’s son accepted “that He obtained cash from a former drug trafficker and that half got here illegally to his father’s marketing campaign.

Nicolas Petro and his ex-partner Daysuris Vasquez have been arrested on Saturday morning by the Prosecutor’s Workplace: he was accused of cash laundering and illicit enrichment; she of illicit enrichment and violation of private information. The ex-wife had admitted to the journal Week, in March, that the son had obtained millionaire sums of cash for his father’s presidential marketing campaign, from ex-narcos and contractors, however had saved it. He assured that this cash by no means reached Gustavo Petro’s presidential marketing campaign. “It’s all been behind dad’s again,” he mentioned. That had saved the president and his marketing campaign comparatively remoted from the scandal, and it’s one thing that modifications with the announcement of the Prosecutor’s Workplace on Thursday afternoon. On this new collaboration, it’s now clear, the son has indicated his father.

Prosecutor Mario Andres Burgos learn the settlement signed with Nicolas Petro in the course of the listening to. There, the eldest son of the president of Colombia acknowledges that he obtained cash from ex-narco Samuel Santander Lopesierra and the son of contractor Alfonso El Turco Hilsaca, investigated for hyperlinks to paramilitaries, as his ex-wife had advised the journal Week. Some went to his private coffers for his “private profit,” whereas some went to his father’s presidential marketing campaign.

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