A Colombian criminal court on Wednesday approved the U.S. extradition request of former DMG partner, William Suarez.
The Federal Court for the Southern District of New York requested the extradition of Suarez on charges of money-laundering, reported newspaper El Espectador.
This decision comes several weeks after the Colombian Supreme Court accepted the U.S. extradition request for David Murcia Guzmán, the disgraced founder and leader of the DMG corporation.
Authorities confirmed that Suarez transfered some US$ 2,200 million to a Miami bank on behalf of Blackstone International Development.
Murcia’s company DMG was shut down by authorities in 2008 and accused of being a ponzi scheme and laundering money for drug lords. Murcia claims his company was legitimate and he is being persecuted to serve the interests of Colombia’s banking elite.
The final decision on Suarez’ extradition will be left to Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe, who will ultimately decide whether the suspect will be deported to the U.S. to answer for the alleged accustations against him.