The diplomat told the newspaper U.S. prosecutors “have the flexibility to decide whether the sentence should be 27 years in prison, more than 27 years, or for the rest of their lives”.Brownfield said prosecutors can recommend a judge to take the collaboration of the defendants into consideration when preparing to impose a sentence.The 14 paramilitary leaders are currently in U.S. prisons awaiting their trial. They are charged with drug trafficking, money laundering and financing terrorism. Former AUC-commander ‘Don Berna‘ already pleaded guilty and promised to collaborate with U.S. justice.
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