MIAMI – Federal prosecutors say a former top Colombian anti-corruption official and a lawyer have been extradited to the U.S. to face money-laundering and wire-fraud charges.
The Miami U.S. attorney's office said in a news release Friday that 36-year-old Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera and 31-year-old attorney Leonardo Pinilla Gomez were extradited to Miami.
Rivera is the former National Director of Anti-Corruption in Colombia. He and Gomez are charged in an August 2017 indictment with seeking thousands of dollars in bribes from Cordoba, Colombia, governor Alejandro Lyons.
Authorities say many of their conversations during meetings in Miami were recorded by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Pinilla's attorney says he pleaded not guilty on Friday. Moreno's lawyer says he'll plead not guilty later this month.