WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Colombia prosecutor has pleaded guilty to providing sensitive law enforcement information to a drug trafficking organization in exchange for cash.
In the plea deal filed in U.S. District Court Monday, Ramiro Anturi Larrahondo and federal prosecutors agreed to a sentence of roughly 4 ½ years, followed by another five years of supervised release. The agreement must still be approved by a judge. Sentencing is scheduled for next month.
Larrahondo received payments from the drug trafficking organization to find out about Colombian and U.S. criminal investigations. The organization also paid Larrahondo to protect it from law enforcement investigations.
That's according to a statement of facts signed by prosecutors and Larrahondo. The payments were roughly $10,000 a month.
The Justice Department says that Larrahondo is the first Colombian prosecutor ever extradited to the United States.