Ex-Colombia Ministers Convicted of Bribes on Behalf of Uribe

April 15, 2015 9:59 PM

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Colombia's Supreme Court convicted two close aides of former President Alvaro Uribe on Wednesday of bribing lawmakers to support the conservative leader's 2006 re-election.

Former Interior Minister Sabas Pretelt and Social Protection Minister Diego Palacio were each sentenced to more than six years in jail.

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