January 2004

Pablo Ardila is appointed governor of the Cundinamarca region

August 2007

El Espectador publishes an unjustified article entitled Las cuentas del Gobernador (or 'The Governor’s Bill')

3 September 2007

The Office of the General Attorney ordered a preliminary investigation against Ardila based on the accusations made by the newspaper El Espectador

December 2007

Ardila arrested and suspended from office

December 2007 - November 2010

Ardila unjustifiably imprisoned

11 November 2011


The First Specialised Circuit penal court of Cundinamarca finds that the accusations against Ardila have no basis in fact or law. He is then acquitted of all charges against him.

25 April 2012


The High Court upholds the decision of the First Specialised Circuit penal court of Cundinamarca

12 December 2012


After several months of investigations, the Public Attorney resolved to put an end to the disciplinary investigation, and in consequence to archive the procedures against Ardila. During the course of the investigation, no evidence was found against Ardila

6 February 2013

Decision also upheld by the Supreme Court

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