The ambassador told El Tiempo he will stay in Colombia one more week, before heading back to Rome andsaid to be “satisfied” about the hearing.Medina accuses the ex-minister of having offered her bribes on several occasions.According to the former congresswoman, he was one of the Uribe administration members, who offered her political favours in exchange for a positive vote about a constitutional change needed to speed up the re-election of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe in 2006.Medina is currently in jail awaiting sentence for bribery. She admitted to have changed her vote for personal gain.The former congresswoman told investigators Pretelt De La Vega had approached her during a meeting in the House of Representatives, offering “to take care of her security and the security of her children”.On another occasion Medina was called to the presidential palace and met with Pretelt De La Vega, President Uribe and members of the presidential staff. In that meeting “they expressed their concern about my vote and asked what I wanted in return for supporting the bill,” Medina claims.During that meeting, Medina says, Pretelt De La Vega explicitly mentioned the possibility of offering her a consulate.
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