Among those who believed the lawyer’s promises are Juan Carlos Melo Guerrero Ramiro ‘Aurelio’, Ramiro Figueroa Legarda, aka Rocco; Gerardo Enrique Obando Montano, ‘Cheko’, and Tomás Martinez Minota, ‘Manaba’
In January 2021, Colombian lawyer Maritza Lorza was notified of her extradition to the United States. The woman, who has been popularly nicknamed the “devil’s advocate,” was accused of taking advantage of the peace agreements signed by the FARC and the Colombian government to promise drug traffickers that, like the demobilized guerrillas , they could access benefits with the law. In October 2022, she was sentenced to pay a 90-month prison sentence; however, she is now waiting for her to be released sooner.
In reality, Maritza Claudia Fernanda Lorza Ramírez would have to be released from prison around the year 2025; However, the case would be just months away from having a new resolution, according to information from El Tiempo, based on the response to the appeal made by the women’s defense team. In November 2022, Lorca appealed the sentence imposed on him by the Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Currently, she is deprived of her liberty in the Aliceville Federal Correctional Facility, in Alabama (United States).
According to the file against her, drug traffickers paid her more than three million dollars so that she included them in the list of demobilized FARC guerrillas. Among those who believed in the lawyer’s promises are Juan Carlos Melo Guerrero Ramiro ‘Aurelio’, Ramiro Figueroa Legarda, alias Rocco; Gerardo Enrique Obando Montano, ‘Cheko’, and Tomás Martínez Minota, ‘Manaba’. In Colombian pesos, according to the value that the dollar now has, she came to earn close to 1,500 million pesos for each accused criminal.
Currently, she is deprived of her freedom in the Aliceville Federal Correctional Facility, in Alabama, in the United States.
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As pointed out by federal prosecutor Brit Featherst, the lawyer, with her criminal actions, “not only perverted the rule of law and the peace process in Colombia, but also hindered ongoing investigations that facilitated the flow of illegal drugs.” towards the US by protecting dangerous drug traffickers.” It is worth remembering that it was May 10, 2018 when Maritza was formally accused in the North American country, and in January 2021 when her extradition was authorized. Likewise, in June 2022, she was found guilty of the crimes of obstruction of justice and complicity.
The sentence handed down to Maritza, it is noteworthy, took into account the time she was imprisoned in Colombia in June 2019. According to her criminal record, the lawyer had already had problems with the law in 2012. In May that year, she was charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and substantive money laundering charges. At the time of her, it was commented that the crimes that were attributed to her were consequent to actions committed by her between January 2006 and December 2010.
At that time, the investigation indicates, by the hand of a man identified as James Arley Velasco González, he managed to launder nearly three million dollars that he had obtained thanks to fraud within the medical sector. On November 29, 2012 she, in fact, she was sentenced to 24 months in prison. The woman herself was released after her jail time was reduced to ‘served time’. To commit these crimes, he used his own companies, including Celebration Home Services, Inc., 4 All Your Needs, Inc., VPP Staffing, Inc, and Work Force Innovations, Inc. This was highlighted, in one of his most recent investigations, the newspaper El Tiempo.
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