Monday, April 12, 2010

5 former DAS executives arrested over wiretap scandal

Agents of Colombia's Prosecutor General's Office on Friday arrested five former executives of intelligence agency DAS for their alleged responsibility in the illegal wiretapping of judges, journalists, human rights workers and politicians.

Fernando Tabares, Jorge Lagos, Bernardo Murillo, Luz Marina Rodriguez and German Albeiro Ospina will have to respond to charges of conspiracy and abuse of power.

The five directors of the agency's intelligence and counter-intelligence units are suspected of having known of the existence of the DAS' G3 unit that was specialized in the spying on individuals.


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