The theft of a briefcase with $ 7,000 at the home of Gustavo Petro's number 2, Laura Sarabia, has ended up becoming a matter of State. The Attorney General of the Nation, Francisco Barbosa, has assured this Thursday that the two employees of the house of Sarabia, suspected of the robbery, were illegally heard by the police. To authorize the punctures, they were passed off by members of the Gulf Clan cartel. Barbosa has assured that those involved have acted as "the Colombian Gestapo". "The dirtiest means have been used," he insisted.
The prosecution is going to call to testify all those involved, including the ambassador in Caracas, Armando Benedetti, whom Sarabia accuses of having made the case known to the media and provoking this investigation. Petro has had to mediate between them, as they are two of his most trusted people in the Government. The internal war has been taken advantage of by the prosecutor Barbosa – chosen by Duque and who usually acts as an opponent of Petro – to ensure that we are facing a case of "parajustice", justice outside the law. "This is the miserable construction of a judicial report," Barbosa said.
While the prosecutor gave the press conference to report these facts, the president planned to meet with Benedetti to try to stop a scandal that has not stopped growing. In fact, it was the ambassador himself who on Wednesday slipped that Sarabia could have intercepted a phone and cast a cloak of suspicion on the amount of money that was moving in Sarabia's house. From within the government, Benedetti and Sarabia have put on a plate to the prosecutor a case that began as a domestic issue and that no one dares to say today how it will end.
Justice will also investigate whether subjecting the nanny, Marelbys Meza, to the polygraph was an abuse of power. Sarabia's security picked up the employee one day and transferred her to a dependency of the Casa de Nariño, the presidential residence, where she was tested. She tested negative, that is, she showed that she was to blame for the robbery, and shortly after she was fired. The woman came out last Saturday in the press saying that she had been afraid and that she had felt kidnapped. She also reported to the prosecutor's office, which immediately put protection on her.
(News in development)
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