Luis Alfredo Ramos Botero, the current governor of Antioquia will be investigated for exceeding his budget by more than four billion pesos ($2.2 million) on five transportation and emergency relief contracts awarded during his term. Caracol Radio reports that more investigations are expected regarding the governor’s contracts and that this is the first in a series of wide-ranging investigations. Public access to the comptroller’s report will be made available next Tuesday.
Antioquia is Colombia’s second largest district by population after the nation’s capitol of Bogota, at approximately 6 million people. Antioquia contains Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, a city of approximately 2.4 million people.