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Mauricio Pimiento

Mauricio Pimiento Barrera is a Colombian politician, former Senator of Colombia. [*] Pimiento was arrested on February 16, 2007 after being involved in the Para-political scandal. [*] On May 16, 2008 Colombian justice condemned Pimiento to 7 years in prison for conspirating with a terrorist group and electoral fraud.

Early life

Pimiento studied law and graduated from the Universidad Libre and has a master in Law from the American University in the United States.


Pimiento has been Secretary General and Sub-Director of the National Institute of Social Security and General Director of the Co-Financing Fund for the Rural Sector.

With the political support of the Araujo family in Valledupar he became Governor of the Cesar Department between 1995 and 1997. he was later elected as Senator of Colombia, participating in the first senate committee. [*]

Parapolitica scandal

Pimiento was arrested February 16, 2007 after being involved in the Para-political scandal. [*]

External links

Caracol.com.co - Capturados otros cinco congresistas por el escandalo de la "para politica"

elcolombiano.com Rostros - Mauricio Pimiento

ELTIEMPO.com - Presos cinco congresistas mas por el caso de la parapolitica

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