In the last hours, the defense of the Barranquillero Álex Saab Morán deployed a plan to cross him to his extradition to the United States, which has already been approved by the Cape Verde Court of Appeals.
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They have already presented an opposition brief to the Supreme Court, they went again to the West African Court of Justice (Cedeao) to impose millionaire fines on Cape Verde for not giving him house arrest and they deployed a media offensive to pressure his freedom.
48 hours ago, THE TIME revealed videos, with images of the Saab family, of his lawyers and even of his doctor, where they insist on the illegality of his capture and that he has stomach cancer that he is not being treated, violating international humanitarian norms.
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In fact, Saab himself made it known that his extradition process is not in the final stage and He described the information provided by federal sources as taboo, which assure that there is a plane ready to extradite him.
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Parallel, Nicolás Maduro sent him a new lifeline, issuing a last-minute diplomatic appointment: he appointed Saab permanent ambassador and plenipotentiary in Africa, in an attempt to give him full immunity.
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And although the United States justice has dismissed the issue of immunity and has remained silent on these movements, it has not stood still.
Federal sources confirmed that, in the coming weeks, they will expand the indictment in which they prosecute the noted figurehead of Nicolás Maduro, including new names.
The main charge is that of money laundering for more than 350 million dollars, linked to the regime.
In addition to Saab, the Colombian Álvaro Pulido, his partner and noted accomplice, is mentioned there. And an investigation by EL TIEMPO revealed that the Barranquilla brothers Reinaldo and José Slebi They are also involved in movements of money that entered the financial system of the United States.
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Apart from them, the Prosecutor’s Office will include members of the Saab and Pulido environment who appear in companies opened abroad (Hong Kong, Colombia, Panama, United Arab Emirates, for example) moving large sums.
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The list of those involved remains confidential. But this newspaper established that there are relatives and close associates of Saab and Pulido, including a lawyer from Barranquilla dedicated to structuring businesses.
The expansion of the indictment was planned from 2020.
Indepaz y Piedad
For this reason, sources in Miami rule out that it is a reaction to Saab’s defense strategies, which included sending a letter to the president of Cape Verde.
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This was signed (in September 2020) by members of the Peoples’ Human Rights Observatory. In addition to former Senator Piedad Córdoba, the other Colombian who appears is Camilo González Posso, head of Indepaz.
In statements to EL TIEMPO, the former senator explained that although she knows Saab, they have no ties to her business with the Nicolás Maduro regime.
González, for his part, explained that he does not know the process. But he said he signed the document, asking for due respect, based on information provided by former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, Álex Saab’s lawyer.