Former DMG director David Murcia Guzman on Friday declared himself innocent of all charges against him at the first hearing for his U.S. trial.
The disgraced DMG tycoon, who is facing charges of laundering money for the drug trade, declared in the first hearing for his impending U.S. trial that he was innocent of all accusations made against him.
Murcia stated before the New York court that there was not sufficient evidence to prove the allegations and thus he would not be accepting responsibility for them, reported Colombian media.
Murcia was transfered to a New York jail on Wednesday after his extradition from Colombia on Tuesday.
The “brain” of financial company DMG, who amassed a fortune by conning thousands of Colombians, was arrested in Panama in November 2008 and sentenced by a Colombian judge in December to 30 years and eight months in prison.
Murcia Guzman is suspected of various controversial acts, such as financing political campaigns in Panama, and aiding the campaign for a referendum to allow Colombian President Alvaro Uribe‘s re-election.