Colombian ex-official gets US prison in bribery scheme

MIAMI — A former Colombian anti-corruption official has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to U.S. money-laundering conspiracy charges in a bribery scheme.

Court records show a Miami federal judge ordered the sentence Wednesday for Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera, former director of the anti-corruption office for Colombia's chief prosecutor. Colombian attorney Leonardo Luis Pinilla Gomez also pleaded guilty and got two years behind bars.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says in court documents that the pair sought to obtain thousands of dollars in bribes from a former governor of Colombia's Cordoba region, Alejandro Lyons. Authorities say that in exchange, they offered to hinder a separate corruption investigation of Lyons.

Lyons faces 20 charges of corruption as a result of that investigation. He has denied any wrongdoing.

You may also like these

Australian Senate to vote in June on corporate...

May 28, 2018

The Australian government has announced the Senate will vote in June on cutting corporate tax rates...

Huawei executive warns Australia risks economy...

Jun 27, 2018

A Huawei executive says Australia could damage its economic future if it bans the Chinese...

Australian gov't offers balanced budget just...

Apr 2, 2019

Australia's treasurer says he will unveil the government's first balanced annual budget plan in a...

Australia plans to balance books in pre-election...

Apr 2, 2019

The Australian government has unveiled a plan to balance the national budget next year and pay off...

Law lets Australian govt ban extremists for up to...

Jul 25, 2019

The Australian Parliament has passed laws that enable the government to prevent suspected...

Search
Financial Markets

About Us

Established in 2015, The Upstocker provides insights on financial reports, commentary, and investment data to traders so that you can make better investment decisions.

Contact us: sales[at]theupstocker.com

Subscribe Now!