Colombia's Supreme Court sentences former Uribe ministers to 6 years in prison for bribery

April 15, 2015 9:57 PM

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BOGOTA, Colombia – Two Cabinet ministers for then President Alvaro Uribe are being sentenced to six years in jail for bribing lawmakers to support the conservative leader's 2006 re-election.

The conviction of former Interior Minister Sabas Pretelt and Social Protection Minister Diego Palacio was handed down Wednesday by Colombia's Supreme Court.

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