The Supreme Court of Justice, in a first instance ruling, declared the former governor of the Cauca’s Valley
Juan Carlos Abadía for contract crimes without compliance with legal requirements and embezzlement by aggravated appropriation.
“First declare Juan Carlos Abadia Ocampo, former governor of the department of Valle del Cauca, Guilty, of the crimes of contracts without compliance with legal requirements and embezzlement by appropriation pleased by the amount. Second breach of the provisions of article 450 of the code of procedure and it is ordered that Mr. Juan Carlos Abadia Ocampo remains free until the sentence is issued,” said Judge Ariel Torres during the reading of the ruling.
From the Abadía’s defense, announced that they would appeal the determination of the togados and indicated that they will request that the sentence be paid at home in prison. In addition, they reported that they will appeal the determination of the robes.
“Your honor cWe conclude then that we request that the request be granted so that the detention be suspended or that his freedom be maintained until the ruling becomes final and we announce from now on the intention and that it will be to appeal it; but we also request that your honor assess the emotional and economic dependence that warrants the exceptional application of the prerogative. as the head of the family so that his status as a father is maintained and he can still share with his son,” said Alejandro Sánchez, Abadía’s lawyer.
The facts for which he is accused are due to an investigation that began on January 29, 2010, together with his former Secretary of Education, Eiber Navarro, when a contract was signed. cooperation with the Calimío Foundation, represented by Luz Delly Martínez.
It is worth remembering that The amount of that agreement was for 1,072 million pesos, which would have 1,000 contributed by the department and 72 by the foundation to whom the agreement was delivered.
The objective of the contract was to obtain bibliographic material for 40 educational establishments in 10 municipalities of the department of Valle del Cauca, in order to equip their school libraries.
The hearing was suspended and in the coming days the magistrates will deliver the final decision against the former governor of Valle del Cauca Juan Carlos Abadia.
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