Mauricio Pimiento

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Mauricio Pimiento Barrera
Senator of Colombia
In office
20 July 2002 – 16 February 2007
25th Governor of Cesar
In office
1 January 1995 – 1 January 1998
Preceded by Lucas Segundo Gnecco Cerchar
Succeeded by Lucas Segundo Gnecco Cerchar
Personal details
Born (1961-03-17) March 17, 1961 (age 55)
Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Social National Unity
Spouse(s) Janis Martinez
Florina Lemeitre
Adela Maestre Cuello
Children José Martín Pimiento Martinez
María Cristina Pimiento Martinez
Alma mater Universidad Libre
American University
Profession Lawyer

Mauricio Pimiento Barrera (born March 17, 1961) is a Colombian politician, former Senator of Colombia.[1] Pimiento was arrested on February 16, 2007 after being involved in the Para-political scandal.[2] On May 16, 2008 Colombian justice condemned Pimiento to 7 years in prison for conspirating with a terrorist group and electoral fraud.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pimiento studied law and graduated from the Universidad Libre and has a master in Law from the American University in the United States.


Pimiento has been Secretary General and Sub-Director of the National Institute of Social Security and General Director of the Co-Financing Fund for the Rural Sector.

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.[3]

Parapolitica scandal[edit]

Pimiento was arrested February 16, 2007 after being involved in the Para-political scandal.[4]


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