The Trial Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice announced a conviction against the former governor of Valle del Cauca, Juan Carlos Abadía.
Abadía was found responsible for the crimes of contract without requirements and embezzlement by appropriation aggravated by the amountfor hiring the purchase of school books with a foundation, to which They paid him more and he acquired them for a lower price.
“On February 28, 2010, the Calimio Foundation subcontracted with Ediciones Alfa & Omega the acquisition of the books that he had to directly supply to the government and paid $1,000,000,000, according to invoices issued on March 22 of that year. School texts that he bought from the publishing house La Clave del Saber for $658,366,000 and which it acquired through Editorial Oceano de Colombia, Difusora Larousse de Colombia, Grupo Editorial Durán and Grupo Latino Editores, “this time with real market prices” for $182,517,600.“, reads the sentence.
More specifically, the Court verified that the Calimio foundation only invested 182 million pesoswhich caused a detriment of 890 million.
At the moment the sentence of the former governor of Valle is not known, so, for now, remains free.