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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:13 AM

Uribe spending $40K / month to lobby his way out of court?

by Adriaan Alsema August 31, 2020

The son of Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe has hired a Washington DC lobbying firm for $40,000 a month while his father is sinking deeper into legal trouble, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

According to AP, Tomas Uribe hired DCI group that claims to “specializes in public relations, crisis management, grassroots engagement, and digital advocacy.”

Uribe is most definitely in crisis as he is under house arrest on fraud and bribery charges, and facing additional charges he allegedly was complicit in three massacres, a homicide and election fraud.

The Uribe family apparently believes that political pressure from Washington DC may convince Colombia’s Supreme Court to drop the charges that have suspended his political career and put him away for life.

The far-right politician and former Medellin Cartel associate has long wielded political power with great talent, but has had the worst luck in court, despite witness assassinations.


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