Ex-Colombia president to be questioned on witness tampering
Oct. 08, 2019
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's powerful former President Alvaro Uribe is at the nation's Supreme Court for questioning in a case involving alleged witness tampering.
The ex-chief of state arrived to speak with magistrates Tuesday in a case that has divided the South American nation.
Uribe is being investigated for allegedly trying to influence and possibly bribe members of a former paramilitary group.
Several former paramilitary members allege Uribe's lawyer offered cash in exchange for making statements in favor of the ex-president.
The case stems from accusations made several years ago by Sen. Ivan Cepeda, who said Uribe was a founder of a paramilitary bloc.
Uribe has denied all of the accusations.
The former president's court appearance is expected to set off rival protests by supporters and detractors.