Colombia’s Senate agreed Tuesday to question DMG director David Murcia about his alleged support for the re-election referendum.
Murcia had said in an interview with weekly Cambio that he had spent US$2 million on the logistics of the referendum, something he wouldn’t confirm when questioned by the National Electoral Council. He also said some twenty senators had ties to DMG before the company was investigated for allegedly being a ponzi scheme and laundering money for drug traffickers.
The DMG director, currently on trial for money laundering and illicit enrichment, claimed the security of his family would be compromised if he spoke to the Council about it. He did tell the investigating magistrate that he would be willing to testify before the Senate.
The opposition had asked to question Murcia about his alleged help to the referendum that seeks the re-election of President Álvaro Uribe.
It is not certain if a Senate commission will visit Murcia in jail for the hearing or that he will be transported to the Senate to be heard.