A recently discovered diary of extradited drug lord “Chupeta” in which payments made to high Colombian justice and military officials appeared has been proven fake, said Colombia’s chief prosecutor Thursday.
The apparently falsified diary caused controversy in July of this year because it contained information about alleged payments made to former Prosecutor General Luis Camilo Osorio, 16 police and army generals, six colonels and two admirals.
“It’s his handwriting and the original signature but they took it from another document to make this document look authentic, trying to deceive justice,” current Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre told television network RCN.
While the top prosecutor said that “we don’t know who did this,” he added that “you have to ask the Navy how this document was made. With which motive it was made, why it was made and which scandal they were trying to cover up.”
Chupeta, whose real name is Juan Carlos Ramirez, was one of the top leaders of the Norte del Valle cartel. He was arrested in Brazil in 2007 after which he was extradited to the U.S. to face drug trafficking, murder and RICO charges.