The United States formally requested the extradition of DMG boss David
Murcia, who is in a Colombian jail on illicit enrichment and money
laundering charges, television network RCN reported Tuesday.
The 140-page document arrived at the Foreign Ministry and is officially requesting the extradition of Murcia and five other executives of the alleged ponzi scheme and money launderer DMG.
According to RCN, the accused already have been informed about the official request.
“Mister David Murcia is available to appear before the courts that have called him to prove his innocence,” Murcia’s defense attorney Aide Trujillo told the newspaper, confirming his client and the other DMG executives had been informed about the extradition request.
The U.S. want Murcia extradited, because they want to try him for the alleged laundering of money that was then sent to U.S. banks. Murcia had never resisted a U.S. trial, claiming he would not be getting a fair trial in Colombia.