This Wednesday, October 25, the criminal trial will begin against former lawyer Diego Cadena Ramírez, who allegedly offered bribes and judicial benefits to a group of former paramilitaries to retract the statements they made. against former senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez and instead accused. the congressman.Ivan Cepeda.
Before the third criminal judge of the Circuit with the Knowledge Function of Bogotá, the trial will be held against Cadena who has been charged for the crimes of bribery in criminal proceedings and procedural fraud.
It should be noted that the Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Bogotá establishes the evidence that must be presented in the middle of the trial, including many documents and testimonies.
However, during the trial, the telephone interceptions ordered by the Supreme Court of Justice and where the conversations between Cadena and former President Uribe Vélez can be heard, will also be considered.
It was precisely this evidence that the Court was allowed to consider during the trial against Cadena.
“This is evidence obtained by order of the court and, therefore, in a completely licit and legal manner, more so because it was declared by the Supreme Court itself in an order dated August 3, 2018, ” established by the Court as such. interceptions are deemed to have been legally obtained.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, Cadena apparently made several visits to La Picota prison in Bogotá and Cómbita prison in Boyacá to obtain statements in which former paramilitaries Juan Guillermo Monsalve and Carlos Enrique Vélez alias ‘Carlos ‘, retracted the statements they made against Uribe Vélez.
The hard work will continue from 8:00 am.