Friday, December 1, 2023

The corruption scandal grew due to the theft of gold bars from SAE

Caracol Radio learned that by order of Deputy Attorney General Martha Mancera, a special task was created to investigate the case of the theft of 10 gold bars and a collection of 69 watches that were in the custody of SAE and seized from Carlos Felipe Toro, alias ‘Pipe Montoya’.

The order of the deputy prosecutor

The resolution said that the special task was carried out because it was “a case of national significance that requires special attention” due to the seriousness of the facts.

See the resolution

Resolution of the Prosecutor’s Office ordering the reassignment of the investigation

This reassignment was entrusted to the 103rd prosecutor assigned to the Court and assigned to the Specialized Directorate against Corruption, and was made on October 27, a day after Caracol Radio asked the deputy prosecutor about the case.

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As revealed by Caracol Radio in five previous reports, the Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that there were police officers and prosecutors involved. The novelty of the resolution is that the names of the police officers and prosecutors involved are known, in addition to a judge of the Republic and SAE officials.

Prosecutors and bullion

Due to a copy certification, the Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation against the prosecutor 35 before for the domain forfeiture Nicolás Sotomonte, the prosecutor 74 before before the specialist judge David Oliveros who served as support.

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It happened that, in 2019, the Prosecutor’s Office arrested Carlos Felipe Toro, alias ‘Pipe Montoya’, his wife and his veterinarian. In the raid and search operation, 10 gold bars, a collection of watches and $218 million were seized.

Judge 80 of guarantees in Bogotá (also sprinkled) declared illegal the attack and seizure, former prosecutor 20 of Money Laundering María del Rosario Reina, made that seizure applicable to prosecutor 35 of former domain forfeiture Carlos Nicolás Sotomonte.

Of the seized items, there is only one opinion on the authenticity of the money, but the prosecutors did not determine the authenticity of the ingots or the collection of watches, and as Caracol Radio revealed on October 11, the Prosecutor’s Office did not establish a judicial. titles or custodial deposits.

“The assets were kept in custody for approximately three months by the officer who arrested them, Mayor Sergio Sánchez, assigned to the DIJIN GRAOS II group.” The resolution says.

The new prosecutor 35 of the forfeiture, realizing these irregularities, ordered an expert opinion and it turned out that the 10 ingots were no longer ingots, but the tins painted with gold and the 69 watches became not original.

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The SAE robbery

In 2022, the ingots and the collection of watches are in the custody of the SAE (Society of Special Assets) in charge of the custodians María del Pilar Toro, and Juan Carlos Vargas, the Prosecutor’s Office was later informed that this elements stolen.

“He explained that when he opened the safe where the items were located, he found nothing, which prompted the criminal report.”

DIJIN police and the alteration of evidence

The case against Carlos Felipe Toro, alias ‘Pipe Montoya’ involves high-level DIJIN policemen who are on the radar of the Prosecutor’s Office.

As expected by Caracol Radio, the prosecuting body is investigating the alleged false judicial positive against alias ‘Pipe Montoya’ and his wife where the bullion disappeared. Apparently because they did not agree to an extortion proposed by the judicial officers.

Three mayors, a patrolman and a DIJIN captain were investigated for allegedly falsifying judicial police reports.

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Many of the Judicial Police reports have been altered; even the communications analyst told the Prosecutor’s Office that his signature was forged.

“He did not submit it, in other words, his signature was apparently forged by the same DIJIN officials, including Mayor Luis Alejandro Millán, Mayor Alfred Libarguer Correa, and Patrolman Francisco Javier Morales Molina, who belong to the PONAL group.” GESIN-DIJIN ”, reads the resolution of the Prosecutor’s Office.

The document says that, allegedly, in the hearings against Carlos Felipe Toro and his wife, the prosecutor María Teresa Suárez, who informally supports the prosecutor María Reina, would have met behind closed doors door of the 80th guaranteed judge in Bogotá, and at the end of the meeting he indicated that he had made an agreement with the judge to make the arrest legal.

Resolution of the Prosecutor’s Office on the theft of SAE bullion

In that case, it was learned that they tried to hack the investigation that was done against those involved today, which is why the anti-corruption prosecutor 90 who investigated the case, issued a communication to the prosecutor Francisco Barbosa and the director of DIJIN to the episode will be investigated. .

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