In May, 1996 Colombia’s Attorney Gen’l. Orlando Vasquez Velasquez was arrested on charges of accepting drug payments.
The arrest stems from charges that he accepted thousands of dollars from leading drug traffickers before and after he was sworn in as Attorney General in 1994. Mr. Vasquez, a former Interior Minister, has denied any wrongdoing.
On Oct 18, Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered the dismissal of Attorney Gen’l. Orlando Vasquez Velasquez. He was also cited for obstruction of justice and abuse of power.