Juan Angel Palacio is accused of trying to have bribed members of the State Council
while he was a magistrate of this judicial body.
The Supreme Court decided Monday that Palacio can still run for the PG elections, El Espectador reported. The candidate will only be disqualified in case of a conviction.
Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating accusations
by assistant judge of the Council of State, Hugo Alberto Marin, that
Palacio had tried to convince his colleagues to take decisions that
would protect his then-boss Mauricio Fajardo, radio station La W
reported earlier that day.
Palacio is one of three candidates President Uribe pushed forward to succeed the current Prosecutor General Mario Iguaran the end of this month.