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Toga Cartel: Colombia’s former Supreme Court president convicted in corruption scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A court in Bogotá on Tuesday, March 9th, sentenced former president of the Colombian Supreme Court of Justice Francisco Javier Ricaurte for participating in a criminal organization aimed at favoring judicial proceedings in exchange for money.

"With these acts of corruption, as the Prosecutor's star witness has called it and it can't be otherwise, case law also considers such acts as corruption," said the judge issuing the ruling in a scandal known in Colombia as the "toga cartel."

In September 2017, the Prosecutor's Office requested the arrest of the ex-judge, following a . . .

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