Jun 29 Sami Spath and The Lawyer Alexandro Maria Tirelli at Tgcom24
Sami Spath Storino, 35, a Colombian businessman with an Italian passport, has been for months the number sought by the Bogotá authorities: arrested last May in Milan, he now risks being extradited in the country that accuses him of having received huge health benefits for billions of pesos He speaks exclusively on the NewsMediaset microphones and says: «I ask the Italian government first of all to protect my right to life ... This is because in Colombia I received a series of death threats against me , like my family and my brother ».
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The businessman Sami Spath Storino with dual citizenship, Colombian by birth and Italian by adoption was imposed an insurance measure. Now in Italy they verify if the crime for which the monteriano is investigated, is contemplated in the extradition treaty.
I recognized my charges before the courts, but they have not yet condemned. I can accept to return to my country only with the precise guarantees. The authorities must provide protection for me and my family.
Now, in a protected place, an international capture order hangs over him because he is the protagonist - according to the judges as a messenger - of an unprecedented corruption scandal in the Colombian health system: a round of bribes worth 35 billion pesos, around 11 million euros. His case has shaken the country on the eve of the recent presidential election. Now that he could be extradited, he admits: "I witnessed one of the biggest corruption cases ever in Colombia we are talking about the" hemophilia cartel "the" bribery cartel "and the" judges' cartel ".
Arrested in Milan on May 12, Sami Spath was released a few weeks later by the Court of Appeal, following a letter received from the Ministry of Justice. For the first time, in an unknown place, he has promised to speak in front of a camera. «I recognized my charges before the courts, but they have not yet condemned. I can accept to return to my country only with the precise guarantees. The authorities must provide protection for me and my family.»
The Colombian investigation revealed a system of bribes involving businessmen, political leaders and even researchers, until the dismissal, among others, of the governor of the rich state of Córdoba and the national prosecutor against corruption. A year ago, Italy and Colombia also signed a bilateral extradition treaty. Treaty that was never ratified by the two parliaments.
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