Colombia's High Court Send Ex-Uribe Aides to Jail for Spying

April 30, 2015 6:03 PM

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Colombia's Supreme Court has handed down stiff prison sentences to two close aides of former President Alvaro Uribe for organizing a spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of the conservative leader's top opponents.

Maria del Pilar Hurtado is the former head of Colombia's intelligence agency. She was sentenced to 14 years in jail while former Uribe chief of staff Bernardo Moreno was given eight years.

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