Former prosecutor Ana Catalina Noguera, after accepting charges, will be sentenced for the crimes of procedural fraud, illegal communication violation and personal data violation
On Thursday, February 16, 2023, a Cali judge sent former prosecutor Ana Catalina Noguera to jail, who agreed to influence illegal interceptions for passion purposes while working at the Attorney General’s Office.
Captured Ana Catalina Noguera, former director of asset forfeiture of the Prosecutor’s Office
According to the judicial body, the former official had committed acts of judicial corruption in which former members and active members of the National Police were involved, including a colonel
Former prosecutor Ana Catalina Noguera, after accepting charges, will be sentenced for the crimes of procedural fraud, illegal communication violation and personal data violation. At the hearing, her defense appealed the judge’s decision, taking into account that the Attorney General’s Office had requested house arrest. But the judge warned that the crimes charged “do not allow him to be granted that judicial benefit.”
In another of his decisions, the Cali judge pointed out that the former official “could obstruct justice” and that she was a danger to the community and to the victims, including a minor.
These are the evidence that led to the arrest of former prosecutor Ana Catalina Noguera
Noguera, daughter of the former rector of the Sergio Arboleda University, Rodrigo Noguera, will be presented before a magistrate of the Bogotá Court. There will be the prosecutor Mario Burgos who imputes his charges
The determination of the togado was not rejected by the Attorney General’s Office or the Attorney General’s Office. In addition, the judge said that “the competition challenge was not processed, because the facts attributed to her by the Prosecutor’s Office are related to when she was a senior official of that entity. By legal jurisdiction, the competent one is the Superior Court of Bogotá”.
During the hearing to charge charges against the former director of Asset Forfeiture, Ana Catalina Noguera Toro, which took place on Tuesday, February 14, the prosecutor in the case, Mario Andrés Burgos, presented the probative material that would link her to a criminal network that would be led by Dijin colonel Ricardo Alberto, currently in jail, and Ramón Esteban Peña Martínez, alias El Médico, a drug trafficker and with whom he would have a close relationship.
That day, Noguera responded to the judge: “I agree to the charges in a pre-agreed manner in the terms that my lawyer discussed with the prosecutor,” he assured after the routine question.
The Attorney General’s Office pointed out that the role of Ana Catalina Noguera Toro in the criminal network was to locate people who had unfinished processes, “identified them and extorted large sums of money so that they would not be extradited to the United States.”
He is Gabriel Puerta Parra, a drug trafficker who helped capture Pablo Escobar and appears in the file of former prosecutor Noguera
He was extradited in 2004, during the presidency of Álvaro Uribe Vélez. In 2010 he returned to Colombia. Around 2017, his name resonated within the Colombian justice system after being involved in an alleged case of money laundering.
In Bulletin 47693, the investigative body pointed out: “The Prosecutor’s Office has sufficient probative material and technical evidence to support this judicial action that will contribute to having clarity about what happened and establishing the corresponding criminal responsibilities.”
For these actions, an active official of the National Police, Colonel Ricardo Alberto Durán, and two former officials of the same institution, patrolman Anderson Jesús Alva Contreras and mayor Jhon Fredy Redondo Bautista, are also being prosecuted. In addition to Carlos Ramón Zapata, known by the alias of El Médico and who faced investigations for drug trafficking.
According to the investigations and the testimony of the former drug trafficker alias El Médico, the former prosecutor took advantage of the fact that they both had a close friendship to ask him to help her destroy the relationship of Víctor Rojas, an Itaú bank official, through illegal interceptions. and her old boyfriend.
“(Catalina) wanted to know if Carolina Vélez had a relationship parallel to that of her marriage with Víctor Rojas and, in this way, be able to deliver the evidence and end their sentimental relationship, since she had emotional interests,” the Attorney General’s Office reported in the arraignment hearing.
Although the interceptions (which occurred in March 2020) failed to prove that Carolina Vélez was unfaithful to Víctor Rojas, the former prosecutor did not give up and, a month later, she asked Peña Martínez to “punch” this woman’s phone again . However, the findings were the same: there was no infidelity.