The Prosecutor’s General Office summoned Alvaro Uribe’s former legal secretary to be interrogated regarding irregular contracts allocations.
Edmundo del Castillo worked as a legal adviser for the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare (ICBF) before he joined the office of then president Uribe.
He is suspected of being responsible for favoring the controversial Nule Group in allocating a contract with the ICBF for the supply of Bienestarina – a vegetable mixture flour with a high nutritional value and low production costs, introduced into school feeding programs by the ICBF in 1974.
The former underdirector of the Urban Development Institute, Inocencio Melendez, testified against Del Castillo, assuring that he was involved in the scandal.
Del Castillo has been linked to the Nule Group in the past, having allegedly received payments from the disgraced Colombian construction conglomerate.
The Prosecutor’s General Office has yet to set up a date for the initial interrogation.