The Prosecutor's Office determined that there are no witnesses against Álvaro Uribe and that he did not commit crimes

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The prosecutor in the case assured that the former president did not coerce anyone to benefit himself and that, on the contrary, he always asked his former lawyer, Diego Cadena , to speak the truth

The Prosecutor determined that no There are witnesses against Álvaro Uribe and that he did not commit crimes

False witnesses: Prosecutor assures that Uribe did not act illegally. (Colprensa – Luisa González).

In the framework of thecase of procedural fraud and witness tampering against former Colombian presidentor Álvaro Uribe Vélez, and after multiple extensive hearings held in recent weeks, the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation concluded that there are no witnesses or evidence to prevent the estoppel of the case.

It was the prosecutor in charge Javier Cárdenas who assured that it was “impossible” has committed the crimes for which he has been investigated for years and assured that the current natural head of the Democratic Center did not act in bad faith, hand in hand with his attorney Diego Cadena, but, on the contrary, always urged him to < b>all witnesses against you will collaborate with the truth.

“Uribe always instructed Dr. Cadena so that the witnesses would tell the truth; and not before Dr. Cadena, nor in memorials, but before the Supreme Court of Justice under oath,” said the official of the prosecution body.

The The Prosecutor's Office determined that there are no witnesses against Álvaro Uribe and that he did not commit crimes

Diego Cadena, former Uribe lawyer, accused of acting illegally in favor of the former president (Colprensa – Camila Díaz)

The decision is made after the institution, today directed by Attorney General Francisco Barbosa,analyzed seven facts with which it was intended to preclude the case that, in 2020, brought Álvaro Uribe home to jail at his El Uberrimo farm, in Córdoba.

With this, the prosecuting entity assured that Uribe did not modify his statements,so he would not have incurred in the crimes for which he is accused. Along these lines, it was determined, then, that the request for estoppel remained firm as not a single witness was found against the former president, who ruled Colombia between 2002 and 2010.

In addition, contrary to what the Supreme Court of Justice ruled at the time, the Prosecutor's Office assured that “in these conditions verified in each event it was legally impossible to demonstrate that Uribe Vélez was a determinant of some illegal or even irregular behavior,” the entity said.

Prosecutor Javier Cárdenas also said that despite the various testimonies against Uribe and the interviews conducted with the alleged suspects, no illegal actions by the individual had been determined. “These statements warned that the order was to tell the truth,” added the prosecutor.

The Prosecutor's Office determined that there are no witnesses against Álvaro Uribe and that he did not commit crimes

Senator Iván Cepeda – Former President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe Vélez. Photo: Colprensa.

However, there is still a long way to go in the case, given that the judge who was conducting the hearing assured that, once again, the versions of the victims in the case. The first will be the current senator of the Republic, Iván Cepeda Castro, who is a member of the government coalition Historical Pact; In addition, the statements of the ex-prosecutor Eduardo Montealegre, the vice-prosecutor Jorge Perdomo and the delegate attorney, Jorge Enrique Sanjuán, will be taken into account.

In the different hearings, In addition, the testimonies of several of the subjects who testified were recalled, in which they denied having been coerced by Álvaro Uribeto benefit from this research. According to Cárdenas, all of them would have said that, from the beginning, the former senator also promoted speaking, supposedly, with the truth.

“The Prosecutor's Office General of the Nation, rather than enter into that heavy controversy, it is better to bring up a strictly legal analysis on the structural elements of the crime of procedural fraud, which is summons us to this event, specifically on that element referring to the fraudulent means that is misleading,” said prosecutor Cárdenas.

The Prosecutor's Office determined that there are no witnesses against Álvaro Uribe and that he did not commit crimes

There is not a single witness against former President Álvaro Uribe: Prosecutor's Office. REUTERS/Luis Jaime Acosta

It should be remembered that Juan Guillermo Monsalve, considered the key witness in this case, stated through his lawyer that he had no interest in expanding his testimony against the investigated former president. The same happened with Deyanira Gómez, ex-wife of the ex-paramilitary, who preferred not to attend the summons that was held in mid-October.

For this reason, prosecutor Cárdenas assured, then, that there had been no nothing to establish that Uribe ordered or committed the payment of bribes to benefit himself.