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Judi Lynn

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Fri Oct 26, 2018, 01:58 AM Oct 2018

In tears over the injustice of corruption in Colombia, judge sends contractors to jail

by Adriaan Alsema October 21, 2018

A judge from the Caribbean island of San Andres became a bit of a national hero when he failed to hold back his tears about the injustice of corruption in Colombia.

Judge Jair Torres from San Andres jailed the four top officials for allegedly embezzling $40 million (COP120 billion) for which two former governors, Ronald Housni and Aury Guerrero, are already jailed.

“You don’t have the right to rob our people of their money. I am telling you this as an islander, not as a judge,” Torres told the accused officials with tears in his eyes.

When asked why he cried, the judge told newspaper El Tiempo that his heart broke when he heard about the amount of money that had been embezzled.

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