Former Bolivian government minister Arturo Murillo, the most influential in the administration of former de facto president Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020), pleaded guilty to crimes such as bribery and money laundering in the US, as confirmed Thursday by the state prosecutor, Wilfredo Chávez.
In a subsequent hearing, the US Justice is expected to impose a sentence of at least six years.
Subsequently, Chávez said that an extradition process would be activated for him to answer in Bolivia for the massacres of Senkata and Sacaba, in which at least 27 people died in November 2019.
According to the investigation, Murillo received bribes from foreign businessmen to secure a US$5.6 million contract, for the purchase of tear gas and non-lethal equipment for the Bolivian state.
Áñez’s former strongman was arrested in the US in 2021.