Prosecutors will file charges against Moreno this Friday and will ask that Moreno be detained during his trial to prevent his escape.
The mayor is accused of participating in a public transportation embezzlement scandal with the Colombian Nule group, the directors of which have already pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Moreno is accused of demanding a 6% kick-back on the transportation contract.
Moreno’s brother, Senator Ivan Moreno, has also been linked to the scandal. Plans to initiate a trial against Ivan Moreno were announced in May.