The prosecution alleges that El Aleman, who led the Elmer Cardenas Bloc of paramilitary organization the AUC, orchestrated Cordoba‘s kidnapping on May 21, 1999, from the wealthy Medellin suburb of El Poblado.
El Aleman, who is already in jail serving time for crimes he committed as a paramilitary leader, will called to appear before a judge on the charge aggravated extortionist kidnapping.
In the meantime he will remain in the Itagui maximum security prison, located south of Medellin.
Cordoba was in AUC captivity for several weeks before she was released. The “Colombians for Peace” leader fled to Canada with her family but returned in 2000, leaving her family in Canada, after she was advised that the security situation had improved.