Colombia’s Attorney General’s office started an investigation into the
possible ties between public officials, governors, city councilors and
congressmen and the controversial DMG group, that’s being investigated
for money laundering.
Attorney General Edgardo Maya Villazón wants to know how it was possible the suspected pyramid scheme company and money launderer for drug cartels was able to operate so openly for so long.
The Electoral Counsil was asked to give clarity on the financing of political campaigns of all 32 department governors.
The Attorney general denounced that preliminary investigations showed 100 billion pesos (US$50million) coming from DMG was used in political campaigns, but the links to the money disappeared due to a delay in the investigative process.
A telephone conversation between DMG director David Murcia Guzmán and his brother revealed how the suspected company donated 400 million pesos (US$200 thousand) to the campaign of former candidate-governor of Boyacá and current member of the country’s Judicial Council Pedro Alonso Sanabria, W Radio reported.
Other recorded conversations would show the financial support of campaigns of governor of Bolivar and the mayor of Santa Marta.
Meanwhile, people that have invested their money in DMG are organizing protests in different parts of the country. A Demonstration in Honda Saturday ended in teh massive looting of a suspected DMG-owned supermarket.