Colombian inspector-general sanctions former senior officials in domestic spy scandalBy AP
Monday, October 4, 2010
Colombia metes out sanctions in spy scandal
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s inspector general has barred ex-President Alvaro Uribe’s chief of staff from public service for 18 years for his role in a domestic spying scandal.
Bernardo Moreno is among nine former senior officials — including three ex-chiefs of Colombia’s DAS domestic spying agency — sanctioned Monday by Inspector General Alejandro Ordonez.
Several, though not Moreno, are currently imprisoned on criminal conspiracy charges.
Ordonez barred two former DAS chiefs — Jorge Noguera and Maria del Pilar Hurtado — from public service for 20 years and 18 years, respectively.
Noguera is jailed pending trial, accused among other crimes of providing far-right death squads with the names of union organizers, some of whom were killed.