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20 Colombian officials under investigation

May 16, 2011 at 2:47 PM

BOGOTA, May 16 (UPI) -- Colombia's Inspector General's Office initiated 40 investigations of 20 public officials for suspected contract irregularities, officials said.

A report from the Public Ministry states that six governors and 14 mayors are being investigated for being "associated with irregularities in regards to their contracts," El Tiempo reported Monday.

Six of the mayors are from the capital cities of departments, including Jorge Ivan Ospina, the mayor of Cali, and Alejandro Char, the mayor of Barranquilla.

The investigations were ordered by Inspector General Alejandro Ordonez as part of a strategy designed to combat corruption.

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