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Former Columbia anti-corruption official nabbed for bribery

Joe Mont | August 15, 2018

The former national director of anti-corruption in Colombia and a foreign attorney pleaded guilty this week in federal court in Miami for their participation in a conspiracy to launder money with the intent to promote foreign bribery.

Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera, 35, the former national director of anti-corruption in Colombia, and Leonardo Luis Pinilla Gomez, 31, an attorney practicing in Colombia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money in order to promote foreign bribery. The defendants entered their guilty pleas before U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro in Miami. 

Rivera and Gomez are scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 19.

According to the court docket, including the agreed upon factual proffer, beginning in November 2016, in Colombia, a cooperating source of information (CS) was approached by Rivera and Gomez, who...

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