Former Florida Congressman Connie Mack has signed on to represent former Colombia president Alvaro Uribe, who was freed from house arrest last month and awaits trial for fraud and witness tampering.
His Liberty International Group provides communications and PA support for Uribe via a subcontract with DCI Group.
It receives a $15K monthly fee for the effort. DCI has a $40K retainer pact to represent Uribe.
The Organization of American States agreed on Oct. 20 to monitor the legal case against Uribe, who claims there were various judicial irregularities with his case, including illegal wiretaps.
The OAS acted following a request from Florida Congressman Francis Rooney who warned that failure to guarantee due process in Uribe’s case would be a blow to democracy throughout South America.
Uribe is popular among Colombian-Americans in the Sunshine State. Miami added, “Alvaro Uribe Way” to a 16-block stretch of 117th Ave. last month.
Miami-Dade commissioners said the name will come down if Uribe is convicted.