The Attorney General’s Office advances in a second investigative phase against a criminal organization that would have appropriated public contracting in various departments of the country, whose articulator would be a senator of the Republic, we are talking about Mario Castaño who is detained for this investigation.
Before a guarantee control judge, it was presented by the Public Prosecutor’s Office. the manager of the Company for Territorial Development ‘Proyecta Quindío’, Pablo César Herrera Correa who was captured last Friday, July 29, at the headquarters of the Quindío government.
The evidence material shows that Herrera Correa signed two inter-administrative contracts with the Administrative Department for Social Prosperity (DPS), in August and November 2021, for a value of 22,173 million pesos Y 49,460 million pesos, respectively. The agreements contemplated the construction of highways and the adaptation of tertiary roads in about 20 municipalities of Quindío, Risaralda, Chocó and Caldas.
In the investigation, the Prosecutor’s Office established that, in order to carry out the works, This person entered into 10 contracts with companies that the congressman accused of belonging to the corruption network would have referenced. Apparently, the senator received in exchange between 10% and 15% of the total value of each contract.
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A prosecutor from the Specialized Directorate against Corruption charged Pablo César Herrera with aggravated conspiracy crimes and undue interest in entering into contracts.
The charges were not accepted by the defendantwho must comply with a measure of deprivation of liberty in a prison center.