Rodrigo Rosenberg, who was killed last Sunday in Guatemala while riding his bicycle, left a tape accusing president Alvaro Colom of his death. Rosenberg also left a letter left a three-page long letter accusing Colom of money laundering, use of public funds, and fronting businesses for narco-traffickers. In the tape, Rosenberg stated the country’s vice-president was not involved in these crimes.
I posted the original video, but here’s the video with subtitles,
The “more info” section at this YouTube translates the rest.
In the recording Rosenberg, appearing calm and wearing a suit and tie, said a former client, businessman Khalil Musa, angered the government by refusing to collaborate in alleged deals involving a development bank and “non-existent” social programmes headed by Sandra de Colom, the president’s wife. In March the businessman and his daughter, Marjorie Musa, were shot dead.
In addition to the first lady, Rosenberg named Gustavo Alejos, the president’s private secretary, and Gregorio Valdez, a businessman with links to the government, as accomplices in the alleged conspiracy which involved drug trafficking, money laundering and front companies.
Guatemala rejects allegations of role in lawyer’s death; the Wall Street Journal reports that the Dead Lawyer’s Video Pitches Guatemala Into Crisis
I’ll talk about this in this morning’s podcast. Chat’s open at 10:45AM.