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Gutiérrez accuses Córdoba of starting parapolitics rumours

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments

gutierrez.jpgColombia’s Supreme Court announced they are investigating President of Congress Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez for having ties with paramilitary groups. A conspiracy set up by Senator Piedad Córdoba and former congresswoman Rocío Arias, says Gutiérrez.

“I sincerely believe that is was her that started the subject, implying things without concretely coming up with answers, with only the intention to harm me” Gutiérrez told Caracol Radio.

According to Colombian newspaper El Tiempo the Supreme court started the investigation after statements made by former congresswoman Rocío Arias in Cambio.

In an interview with the Colombian magazine the former congreswoman, also under arrest of being involved in parapolitics, said that Gutierrez was supported by paramilitary leader John Fredy ‘The Bird’ Gallo. Gallo is held responsible for the murder of dozens in the department of Cundimarca.

Gutiérrez will be defending her innocence in a letter to the Supreme Court this week.

In total 62 members of congress are currently being investigated for parapolitics. 30 of them are in jail awaiting trial.

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