David Murcia, former director of DMG and found guilty of
money laundering charges Wednesday, will be found innocent once he can appear
before a U.S. court, his defense attorney said Thursday.
According to lawyer Gustav Salazar, his client did not receive a fair trial in Colombia and was therefore convicted for money laundering and illicit enrichment.
“We and mister Murcia Guzman want him to be extradited to the United States because there the truth can be established who was guilty of money laundering and that it was not mister Murcia,” Salazar told W Radio.
“We believe that in the United States we will have a good opportunity to prove that David Murcia’s alleged cousin Santiago Baranchuk and [DMG executive] Daniel Angel moved vast sums of money to Mexico without the consent of David Murcia,” the lawyer added.
The United States requested the extradition of all DMG executives on fraud charges.