The prosecutor general has formally charged former Miss Colombia Valerie Dominguez for fraudulently receiving government subsidies meant for poor farmers.
Anti-corruption prosecutor Martin Moreno charged the former beauty queen with falsifying a private document and embezzling government subsidies.
Although the former beauty queen and her in-law family were the first to return the money they embezzled which reportedly totaled over $1.5 million dollars, Moreno asserted she should still be held responsible for the fraud.
The AIS corruption scandal is one of the biggest to hit officials of the administration of former President Alvaro Uribe. Former Agriculture Minister Andres Felipe Arias was sent to jail while awaiting trial for allegedly embezzling a total of $25 million to gather political support for his 2010 presidential aspirations.