DMG director David Murcia lost his patience Thursday, stood up, took
the microphone and vociferously accused the judge in charge of his
money laundering case of partiality.
The outraged Murcia surprised the Court and those attending the trial by his loud complaints of being the victim of an unfair trial and said judge Juan José Reyes was unable to guarantee a fair trial, because he was on the Colombian Government’s payrole.
Reyes immediately cut the microphone of the defendant and called the defense to order.
Murcia’s accusations of impartiality were followed by his attorney Gustavo Salazar’s request to replace the judge and to admit testimonies by Prosecutor General Mario Iguarán and Colombian President Álvaro Uribe as evidence for his defense.
According to Murcia’s defense, Uribe himself had advertised investing in DMG and says to have a video to proof that. It wants to hear the President about this alleged promotion of the company that’s now shut down for alleged money laundering and illicit enrichment.
The judge, saying Murcia was in contempt of court, suspended the hearing, leaving the defense’s request unanswered.