The Accusations Commission of Colombia’s House of Representatives will investigate Supreme Court magistrates who were accused by the country’s financial police of having links to criminals, one of the members of the commission said.
Financial watchdog UIAF Monday defended its allegedly illegal monitoring of Supreme Court magistrates by saying some members of the country’s highest court were involved with criminals. The Presidents of the Constitutional and Supreme Court reacted furiously, saying the UIAF is not legally allowed to investigate members of federal courts.
According to Constitutional Court President Nilson Pinilla, only the House’s Accusation Committee is allowed to investigate magistrates from federal courts.
Liberal Party Representative and member of the Accusations Committee, German Olano, told Caracol Radio Monday that the Committee will request the documents of the UIAF to study if indeed magistrates were involved in suspicious activities and should be investigated.
The UIAF is investigated by the Prosecutor general’s Office, because of its alleged involvement in the scandal around the illegal wiretapping of magistrates, journalists and opposition politicians by state security agency DAS.