The Colombian prosecutor reported on Wednesday that she has signed 44 service contracts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with possible irregularities, while the Comptroller prosecutor has announced that 24 preliminary investigations have been initiated on suspicion of additional costs in some of these advantages.
The country’s three control bodies, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Comptroller’s Office, this Wednesday carried out an inventory of the situation in Colombia related to the redirection of public funds taking advantage of COVID-19’s already emerging health crisis, 1,864 deaths and 57,046 infections in the Country.
“For us, the agreement that the three companies have made is fundamental. Nobody is above the law and nobody has privileges against corruption,” said Attorney General Francisco Barbosa.
Apparently, Barbosa has announced that he will ask the Supreme Court for the imputation and preventive detention of Chocó’s governor Ariel Palacios Calderón for a possible non-compliance crime, money laundering, and attempted embezzlement of funds. publicly, through an agreement worth more than 2,000 million Colombian pesos (475,000 euros).