Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office will seek to present charges against former DAS director Maria del Pilar Hurtado for her role in the illegal wiretapping of government critics, reports El Espectador.
The Prosecutor General’s Office will solicit a hearing today with the Superior Court in Bogota during which the prosecutor general will present evidence against the former DAS director. Hurtado is accused of taking part in the illegal wiretapping of judges, journalists, activists and the political opposition. Colombia’s inspector general barred her from holding public office for 18 years for her involvement in the scandal.
The former DAS director is currently in Panama, where she has been granted political asylum. This led to speculation that Uribe’s closest aides are fleeing abroad to avoid incriminating former President Alvaro Uribe.
If enough evidence is shown against Hurtado, she will be called to a trial before the criminal chamber of the Supreme Court and Colombia will request her extradition from Panama.