The Colombian Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the prosecution of former President Álvaro Uribe for alleged tampering with witnesses, understanding that the suspicions being investigated are unrelated to the status of the former President’s senator.
Uribe, who resigned from his Senate seat on August 18 and remains under house arrest, had asked through his lawyers that the Supreme Court ignore the investigation on the grounds that he had given up his status as a measuring device and the facts nothing to do with his role as a legislator.
The High Court Investigative Chamber approved Uribe and passed the ball on to the roof of the public ministry “because it is an investigation that has nothing to do with his position as a member of Congress” and, according to a, revolves around “common crimes” Release. The transfer of the file will take effect this Tuesday, according to the newspaper ‘El Espectador’.
It is now up to the prosecution to decide whether or not to call Uribe, which has been investigated for crimes of procedural fraud and bribery in criminal proceedings. So far, the Supreme Court has ruled that the former president could bribe several people through intermediaries in order to obtain favorable testimony in another trial in which he accused former Senator Iván Cepeda of precisely manipulating witnesses.