Ten (former) board members of Copa Mustang finalists Independiente de Medellín, including former owner Rodrigo Tamayo, are not allowed to leave prison before their trial. The ten are suspected of money laundering.
The authorities claim to have enough evidence to prove that the board members were involved in the laundering of more than USD 20 million, gained through drug trafficking. A large part of that money supposedly belongs to the Tamayo family, which is currently under investigation for possible narcotraffic links.
Tamayo, club owner from 1999 to 2005, supposedly took loans worth millions of dollars before investing them into real estate through people that had no financial resources themselves, that way legalizing the money.
Four others had been arrested but were released as the authorities judged that they had only been used by the others while not being aware of any illegal activities.
These are the names of those that remain in prison:
Luis Fernando Jiménez Vásquez
Luis Fernando Muñoz Valderrama
Soraya Del Pino
Libardo Serna Ángel
Claudia Patricia Toro
Mario de J Valderrama
Carlos Arturo Valencia Toro