Colombia: Colombia issues arrest warrants for 10 mayors for alleged graft

Colombia’s attorney general’s office said on Thursday it will issue arrest warrants for 10 mayors for alleged acts of corruption during the country’s two months of coronavirus lockdown.

In addition, the Andean country’s inspector general is moving ahead on 512 disciplinary processes involving 26 provincial governments and 271 mayor’s offices.

Corruption is a hot-button political issue in Colombia. Graft costs the country an estimated 5% of its gross domestic product a year, equivalent to about $13 billion, according to the comptroller.

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