The Colombian businessman Mattos asks the national audience to clarify if he met secretly with the Minister of Colombia for his extradition

The Colombian businessman Carlos Mattos Barrero, owner of the Hyundai concession in Colombia, has asked the national audience to clarify if he met secretly with

The Colombian businessman Mattos asks the national audience to clarify if he met secretly with the Minister of Colombia for his extradition

The Colombian businessman Carlos Mattos Barrero, owner of the Hyundai concession in Colombia, has asked the national audience to clarify if he met secretly with the Minister of Justice of his country to address his extradition. Through a writing referred to the third section of the criminal room of the national audience, Mattos, accused by the Colombian authorities to bribe a judge of Bogotá for adopting precautionary measures in favor of his company, Hyundai Colombia Automotive, refers To the content of a recent interview granted by Minister Wilson Ruiz in the local Blu Radio station.

As Subrays Mattos, defended by the lawyer Ismael Oliver, Ruiz said textually to have "gathered with members of the national audience" to manage his immediate delivery to Colombia. "They told me they're going to deport it here and I think we're going to give good news to the country in the coming weeks," he said on September 14.

"The affirmations made by the Colombian Authority account for an interference in the separation of the powers of the State at an international level," Arguies the Defense of Mattos. "Since the Executive of the Republic of Colombia, through its Minister of Justice, has assured having held a meeting with members of the Judicial Power in Spain." This appointment, "supposedly allowed the materialization of the delivery of a citizen and is going to suppose the delivery of Mr. Mattos." In this way, it seems "as if extradition procedures in Spain processing them a merchant or corresponding to political interests," he adds.

"Mr. Ruiz, Minister of Justice, is ensuring that the National Hearing lends itself to practices that move away from the strictly legal and what the institution represents", Apostille.

According to the accusation of Colombia, Mattos would have paid 200 million pesos (about 48,000 euros) to a judge of Bogotá in exchange for decisions favorable to his company. The facts go back to December 2015 and, according to the Colombian authorities, the delivery materialized in a box of sealed shoes in a shopping center. Subsequently, they relate payments in a city clinic. This research receives the Hyundai case denomination in the Latin American country.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 13:26

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