Of the 13 arrested tax workers accused in a multi-million dollar tax embezzlement scandal, only one has pleaded guilty to all charges, reported Caracol Radio Tuesday.
Sandra Liliana Rojas, an accountant who worked for one of the falsified companies that collected VAT tax returns through fake export records, accepted charges of conspiracy, fraud, false statements on shipper’s exports, embezzlement, money laundering, and illicit enrichment.
Blanca Jazmin Becerra, who is considered to be the mastermind of the “corruption cartel,” denied the 8 charges filed against her by the prosecutor general.
A personal escort to Becerra and legal representative of Continental Scrap, only accepted charges for illicit enrichment and conspiracy. Jose Norbey Garzon denied accusations of falsifying documents, false statements on shipper’s exports, embezzlement, money laundering, and illicit enrichment.
Meanwhile Jazmin Viviana Silva Sanchez, Miriam Teresa Pena Palacios y Andrea Botina denied all charges from the prosecutor general.