A former Colombian prosecutor pleaded guilty to a U.S. court for collaborating with drug traffickers to distribute cocaine in the country.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Ramiro Anturi pleaded guilty to a Washington court for helping drug traffickers distribute five kilos of cocaine into the country.
Anturi, who practiced as a prosecutor for 55 years, also admitted receiving $10,000 monthly payments from the criminals in exchange for information on investigations being run against them.
The prosecutor “used his position to filter information to drug traffickers in exchange for personal gain,” said Lanny Breuer, the prosecutor general with the criminal division of the Justice Department in the north of the country.
Anturi will receive his sentence on November 26. According to Breuer, “this is the first case of a Colombian prosecutor extradited to the United States, which shows our determination to pursue drug traffickers.”