|Mauricio Pimiento Barrera|
|Senator of Colombia|
20 July 2002 – 16 February 2007
|25th Governor of Cesar|
1 January 1995 – 1 January 1998
|Preceded by||Lucas Segundo Gnecco Cerchar|
|Succeeded by||Lucas Segundo Gnecco Cerchar|
March 17, 1961 |
Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
|Political party||Social National Unity|
Adela Maestre Cuello
|Children||José Martín Pimiento Martinez
María Cristina Pimiento Martinez
|Alma mater||Universidad Libre
Mauricio Pimiento Barrera (born March 17, 1961) is a Colombian politician, former Senator of Colombia. Pimiento was arrested on February 16, 2007 after being involved in the Para-political scandal. On May 16, 2008 Colombian justice condemned Pimiento to 7 years in prison for conspirating with a terrorist group and electoral fraud.
With the political support of the Araujo family in Valledupar he became Governor of the Cesar Department between 1995 and 1997. he was later elected as Senator of Colombia, participating in the first senate committee.
- Caracol.com.co - Capturados otros cinco congresistas por el escándalo de la "para política"
- elcolombiano.com Rostros - Mauricio Pimiento
- ELTIEMPO.com - Presos cinco congresistas más por el caso de la parapolítica
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