The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office presented this Monday an accusation of illicit enrichment and money laundering against Nicolás Petro Burgos, the eldest son of President Gustavo Petro, for which the president’s son will go to trial.
That organization detailed in a statement that “it filed a document of accusation before the Criminal Courts of the Specialized Circuit of Barranquilla (…) against Mr. Petro Burgos for the crimes charged” and that a robe will designate the judge who will carry out the trial. .
Nicolás Petro was arrested on July 29 and admitted that his father’s electoral campaign was financed by illicit money.
On July 29, Nicolás Petro was arrested by the Prosecutor’s Office when he was investigated for the possible crime of money laundering and illicit enrichment. In the same operation, his ex-wife Daysuris Vásquez was arrested, who at the beginning of the year accused him of receiving a large sum of money from a drug trafficker for the Colombian president’s campaign.