Colombia’s Prosecutor General refuses to speak out about the
testimony of the former counterintelligence director of the DAS about
the alleged involvement of the Presidency in the illegal wiretapping of
Supreme Court magistrates.
“These reports are classifieds,” PG Manuel Iguaran told newspaper El Tiempo.
The testimony of former DAS official Jorge Lagos was first leaked to television network RCN, that reported that close aides of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe were involved in the illegal wiretapping of Supreme Court judges.
Days later, El Tiempo quoted from the exact same testimony, but said the Presidency had never ordered any illegal activity, but that the Presidential aides had merely been informed about the investigation into alleged links between a suspected mafia ally and magistrates of the Court. The Casa de Nariño immediately backed the El Tiempo version of the testimony and condemned RCN’s initial report.
The Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating the alleged illegal wiretaps and the possible involvement of the Presidency.