North Colombia prosecution investigators found evidence of money
transfers from paramilitaries in the Sucre department to local
politicians and officials, television network RCN reported Thursday.
According to RCN, bank accounts in the name of a known accomplice of the Northern Bloc of paramilitary organization AUC showed more than 2,000 money transfers to the local politicians and officials.
The cheques corroborate testimonies made by demobilized members of the AUC about their involvement with politicians and businessmen.
The officials and politicians were receiving money from the paramilitaries after favoring companies of the Northern Bloc in the granting of public works.
So far, more than 125 Colombian politicians are implicated in what’s been called the parapolitics scandal, the ties between paramilitary death squads and local, departmental and national politicians.