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Former Prosecutor Gunned Down In Colombia

In the midst of the largest drug corruption scandal in Colombia’s history, gunmen Sunday killed a former director of the federal prosecutor’s office in Cali, home base of the world’s biggest cocaine cartel.

Two men in a car shot Felipe Lopez at least six times outside his apartment in a Bogota suburb.

The shooting came a week after President Ernesto Samper’s 1994 campaign manager charged that the candidate knew the Cali cartel gave him $6 million for his election bid.

As regional prosecutor, Lopez would have been in a position to know about the donations.



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