BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's chief prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for the peace commissioner of ex-President Alvaro Uribe for allegedly arranging a bogus demobilization of leftist guerrillas.
Luis Carlos Restrepo is the third former close associate of Uribe to face criminal charges.
Nestor Novoa is a top prosecutor and says Restrepo left Colombia on Jan. 8.
He was Uribe's peace commissioner between 2002-2009 and engineered a peace pact with far-right militias.
In the false demobilization case, he faces criminal charges that carry a minimum prison sentence of six years.
Some supposed rebels who disarmed in a March 2006 public ceremony have testified that they were not insurgents but thieves and unemployed and homeless people recruited to participate.