Colombian Justice Jorge Ignacio Pretelt steps down

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Colombia lawmakers are investigating a judge in one of the country’s highest courts who’s accused of corruption while his wife is also being questioned for alleged paramilitary ties. This scandal has some Colombians questioning their judicial system.CCTV’s Michelle Begue filed this report from Bogota, Colombia.

Colombian Justice Jorge Ignacio Pretelt steps down

Colombian Justice Jorge Ignacio Pretelt steps down

Colombia lawmakers are investigating a judge in one of the country's highest courts who's accused of corruption while his wife is also being questioned for alleged paramilitary ties. This scandal has some Colombians questioning their judicial system.

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  • Justice Jorge Ignacio Pretelt held the most esteemed position in Colombia’s Constitutional Court but now he’s stepped down from the position, although not as a judge, after being accused of corruption.
  • He faces accusations that he asked oil company Fidupetrol for 210 thousand dollars in return for promising that the court would revoke a nine-million-dollar fine imposed on the company by a lower court.
  • Colombians faith in the justice system has plummeted.
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