Thursday, September 28, 2023

Arturo Char: The Supreme Court has set a date for the next hearing

The Supreme Court of Justice a date was set to hold the hearing to expand the investigation conducted by former senator Arturo Char because of his alleged involvement in corruption crimes.

The Special Investigation Chamber determined that the diligence It will be held on September 25 and 26 starting at nine in the morning at the headquarters of the high court in the north of Bogotá.

This decision was the result of a request made by the defense of the former Congress president where they asked to be heard again by Judge Francisco Farfán after doing the first procedure at the end of last June.

Arturo Char is being investigated for his alleged responsibility for the crimes of conspiracy to commit crime and corruption against the aggravated voter. because of alleged ties to the electoral corruption scandal known as ‘The White House’.

This case has resulted in the conviction of former senator Aida Merlano, who affected the political clan of the Char family and the Gerlein family, since In several statements made by Supreme Court justices and learned judges, the former congressman stated that his campaign was financed by two families.

The former senator gave an investigation in the middle of this year, more than six months after he was involved in the investigation. However, in that procedure, Char denied that he had any knowledge of the election corruption network.

Magistrate Francisco Farfán will hear the version of the former congressman and consider it together with other evidence collected in the investigation process, to improve the case and determine whether the court is accusatory or restraining.

As the court continues to gather evidence, Char will remain in La Picota prison in Bogotá and will be transferred to the National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (Inpec) to face the investigation.

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