A woman who coordinated an embezzlement gang suspected of filching millions of dollars from Colombia’s tax and customs authority (DIAN) was sentenced to 27 years on Friday.
Blanca Jazmin Becerra, a former employee of DIAN was convicted as the leader of the organization which embezzled money by collecting VAT refunds through fictitious commercial operations.
Becerra’s 64-year-old mother was also convicted as an accomplice and will serve a six year sentence.
A man and a woman in their 20s were sentenced for making false sales and exports to reclaim tax refunds.
Becerra was also fined more than $10 million.