Colombia's high court hands down stiff prison sentences to ex-Uribe aides for spying ring

April 30, 2015 6:00 PM

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Colombia's high court hands down stiff prison sentences to ex-Uribe aides for spying ring

Chief of staff during the government of Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe, Bernardo Moreno, right, talks to Maria del Pilar Hurtado, former head of Colombia's domestic intelligence agency, as they arrive to the Supreme Court in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Hurtado was sentenced to 14 years in prison for a scandal prompted by revelations that the agency she headed in 2007-2008 spied on judges, journalists, and rights activists opposed to then-President Uribe. Moreno was sentence to eight years for conspiracy and abuse of power charges, for his alleged ...

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