On the 15th day of Colombia’s trial of the century, the Supreme court will hear former President Alvaro Uribe over the alleged fraud and bribery practices to cover up his alleged paramilitary ties.
Uribe’s day in court is historic. Never before has a former president appeared before the Supreme Court to respond to criminal charges.
The suspect | Alvaro Uribe
Uribe comes from a notorious family from Antioquia that rose to prominence intimate ties to the now-defunct Medellin Cartel of late drug lord and Congressman Pablo Escobar.
The former president’s father has been accused by journalists and American intelligence agencies of being a drug trafficker and a good friend of Fabio Ochoa, the patriarch of the Ochoa crime family. An unconfirmed photo indicates he was also close to cartel founder “El Mexicano.”