Colombia’s new Attorney General Alejandro Ordoñez said Wednesday he
would not continue the investigations of alleged bribery by Social
Welfare Minister Diego Palacio and former Interior and Justice Minister
Sabas Pretelt de la Vega. He said he prefers to start over again.
Palacio and Pretelt de la Vega are suspected of having bribed former congresswoman Yidis Medina to assure the 2006 re-election of President Álvaro Uribe. Medina is currently in jail for having accepted bribes from the politicians.
Ordoñez’ predecessor Edgardo Maya already had advanced in an investigation into the alleged bribery of the administration members, but the new Attorney General prefers to start his own investigationand won’t read the investigation document until after he started his own.
“I do not read projects, I do them,” Ordoñez explained.