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Nicolás Petro reveals that illegal money entered his father’s presidential campaign, according to the Prosecutor’s Office

Nicolás Petro reveals that illegal money entered his father’s presidential campaign, according to the Prosecutor’s Office

Nicolás Petro reveals that illegal money entered his father’s presidential campaign, according to the Prosecutor’s Office

Nicholas Petro Burgoseldest son of the president Colombian, Gustavo Petrorevealed to the Prosecutor’s Office that part of the allegedly illegal money he received, and for which he is prosecuted for the crimes of money laundering and illicit enrichment, entered the 2022 electoral campaign of the current head of state.

This was reported by the prosecutor in the case, Mario Burgoswho said in a public hearing that, as part of a collaboration agreement with the Justice, Petro Burgos “provided relevant information that the Prosecutor’s Office did not know” about “facts that are known and are of concern to the country”.

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In reality, some of said money entered their coffers and others went to the 2022 presidential campaign in which our current president, Dr. Gustavo Petro Urrego“said the prosecutor.

According to the prosecutor, in the collaboration agreement, Petro Burgos “corroborates and ratifies the Prosecutor’s theory of the case“on money laundering and illicit enrichment, crimes”that were supported with sufficient legally obtained evidence”.

He also admitted “that he did receive large sums of money from Samuel Santander Lopesierra”, a drug dealer known as “the marlboro man”, as revealed to the press last March by his ex-wife, daysuris vasquezalso arrested and prosecuted for money laundering and violation of personal data, always according to the prosecutor.

Nicholas Petro He also told the Prosecutor’s Office that he had received money from Gabriel Hilsaca Acostason of the controversial businessman Alfonso “Turkish” Hilsacaas well as “Oscar Camachopowerful businessman from the city of cucuta”.

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A part of this money was used by Nicolás Petro Burgos himself and his wife (at that time) for their personal benefit and to increase their patrimony in an unjustified manner and to be able to launder the money. Another part of those moneys were invested in the 2022 presidential campaign.″, added prosecutor Burgos.

The prosecutor also said that Nicolás Petro gave information “regarding the financing of the last presidential campaign of the current president, Gustavo Petro Urrego, and the money that entered said campaign, which apparently exceeded the limits allowed by law and a part of this money was not reported to the electoral authorities”.

Source: Elcomercio

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