Colombia’s Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez announced a list of charges against Piedad Cordoba for allegedly collaborating with the FARC, following the discovery of new evidence against the ex-senator, Colombian media reported Monday.
The new case against Cordoba was prompted by sound recordings found on computers seized in “Operation Sodom” that took down FARC leader Jorge Briceño Suarez, alias “Mono Jojoy.” In the clip, FARC members allegedly mention the name of Cordoba, reported Caracol Radio. According to the Public Ministry, this evidence is enough to open charges against the ex-senator for her connections to the Colombian guerrilla group, Terra news reported.
Last year, Cordoba was charged for collaborating with the FARC outside of the parameters of her role as a hostage release negotiator. The investigation stemmed from evidence allegedly found in dead FARC leader “Raul Reyes” files, which the Inspector General’s Office claimed suggested that the Cordoba was involved in “FARC-politics.”
Cordoba is currently seeking refuge outside of Colombia following news of an alleged right-wing assassination plot.