‘CARTEL OF THE ROBE’ REVEALS HIGH-LEVEL CORRUPTION IN COLOMBIA’S COURTS

On 15 March, an article from Insight Crime reported that a former chief justice of Colombia’s Supreme Court has been found guilty of corruption in a case that illustrates how the highest levels of judicial power in the country were able to form a criminal enterprise.  He was convicted of running a network known as the Cartel de la Toga, or “Cartel of the Robe,” in which judges and lawyers accepted bribes in exchange for providing political elites with favourable outcomes.  He was judge of the Court 2004-12.

https://insightcrime.org/news/cartel-toga-reveals-high-level-corruption-colombia/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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