Los Angeles Times | 2/19/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombia militia leader confesses to milking public treasuries
Feb 19 -- Right-wing paramilitary commander details extortion of money from hospital and municipal officials, who could be killed for resisting., 100300
Like thousands of other leaders of the right-wing militias, Fierro is testifying in compliance with a 2005 disarmament accord under which the commanders were promised light sentences in exchange for their surrender, full confessions and a promise not to return to a life of war and terrorism.
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