Bogota‘s ex-Mayor Samuel Moreno sues the Colombian state for damages after being removed from office and banned from public service for one year.
According to reports, Moreno is asking the government for $101,340.
Moreno was removed from office for his involvement in a public works scandal in which contracts were illegally handed to construction conglomerate Nule Group in return for a 6% kickback. Members of the Nule group are currently serving time in prison.
Moreno and his brother, Colombian Senator Ivan Moreno, made an estimated $5.5 million under this arrangement.
Reports said Moreno’s lawsuit would be brought before a settlement court within the next few days.
Colombia’s Inspector General said Moreno was still under investigation for other “serious offenses.”