Mario Castaño Obituary – Death, former senator Castaño, convicted of corruption Cause Of Death
🕊️ In Memoriam: Mario Alberto Castaño Pérez 🕊️
This Saturday, November 18, the passing of former senator Mario Alberto Castaño Pérez was reported in La Picota prison in Bogotá, where he was serving a sentence related to legal issues. The National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (Inpec) mentioned that the former official passed away, presumably due to health reasons.
Mario Castaño dead, former senator Castaño, convicted of legal issues death
At this moment, agents of the Inpec judicial police are present, awaiting the necessary procedures to determine the causes of his passing.
Mario Castaño, former senator of the Liberal Party, received a sentence in June of this year for a specified duration. The Supreme Court of Justice handed down the sentence based on his acknowledgment of leading a group involved in legal matters that, in collaboration with mayors, officials, and individuals, misappropriated significant state resources.
Serving as a Representative to the Chamber from 2014 to 2018 and later as a Senator of the Republic in 2022, Castaño was apprehended on June 7 of that same year. The charges against him included offenses such as conspiracy to commit a crime, misappropriation by appropriation, attempted misappropriation by appropriation, aggravated fraud, and concussion.
The Supreme Court highlighted that, due to his position as a congressman, Castaño could influence administrative and contracting procedures by having interactions with various public sector officials.
The group led by Castaño, known as ‘the Marionetas’, came under attention this week with the announcement from the Prosecutor’s Office regarding the legal actions against Raúl Alfonso Cardozo Nuncira and Andrés José Ospina Rosales. Both face charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and improper interest in the execution of contracts, related to irregularly benefiting from contracts worth 25,436 million pesos in Quindío and Tolima.
In this moment of reflection, the challenges we face as a society in terms of ethics and legality are evident. The memory of Mario Alberto Castaño Pérez is marked by the consequences of his actions, emphasizing the need to strengthen our transparency and accountability mechanisms. 🌹🇨🇴 #MarioCastaño #FightAgainstCorruption #PublicEthics