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Recording Links Colombian Prosecutor with Odebrecht Corruption

  • Colombian Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez stands accused of being linked to Odebrecht's corruption scandal.

    Colombian Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez stands accused of being linked to Odebrecht's corruption scandal. | Photo: EFE

Published 13 November 2018

An audio recording revealed Colombia's Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez' is linked to Odebrecht's international corruption scandal.

A Colombian news organization revealed audios that link Colombian Attorney General, the Uribista Nestor Humberto Martinez, with Odebrecht's corruption scandal.


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Jorge Enrique Pizano, an engineer who died last week due to cancer, delivered the audio recording. He was a key witness in the corruption investigation regarding the Brazilian construction company.

"Both Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo and the current Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez were aware of irregularities that were present in the Ruta del Sol II project," the audio exposed.

Martinez was allegedly aware of irregularities before his appointment by recently-elected President Ivan Duque. He was working as a lawyer for the financial solutions firm Corficolombiana, Odebrecht's national partner in Colombia.

The recording delivered by Pizano is supposed to prove accusations against Martinez and also reveal a series of irregularities in the company’s infrastructure projects in Colombia since 2015.

Pizano came across these irregularities while working as an auditor for Corficolombiana, specifically during the audit of the Ruta del Sol II construction project. 

Senator Ivan Cepeda of the Polo Democratico party wrote on Twitter, “the revelations that were released @NoticiasUno on the information provided by Jorge Enrique Pizano to the now Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez, are not only scandalous but macabre.”

He also said that new investigations should be launched because Martinez failed to inform authorities about known corruption cases or to begin investigations himself. Martinez  "has a lot to explain to Colombia," Cepeda said.

Senator Angelica Lozano, of the Green Alliance, called on Martinez to resign from his post.  

Pizano's son, Alejandro, also died Tuesday, just hours after his father, after he was allegedly poisoned with cyanide which police investigators say was rimmed along the lip of a water bottle.
During an interview recorded in August, Pizano (Sr.) told reporters, "The facts and the truths are coming to the surface and we see how there really is a plot against my integrity as a person."
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