Colombian President Álvaro Uribe himself invited people to invest their
money in alleged money launderer and pyramid scheme DMG, its director
David Murcia told a Colombian court.
Murcia’s defense attorneys say they own a videotape that shows the President during a community meeting three years ago inviting the audience to invest their savings in the now defunct company.
The defense calls on Uribe to testify in the case against Murcia. Prosecutor General Mario Iguarán and National Police Director Oscar Naranjo are also asked to appear in the witness stand.
Murcia is on trial for money laundering and illicit enrichment. His company DMG is suspected of having laundered money for drug traffickers and had over 200,000, mostly poor, Colombians that lost their money when Colombian authorities shut the firm down.