March 04, 2023 – 04:45 pm
Every president has a ‘first ring of trust in addition to the team of ministers. The team that ‘speaks in your ear’. Generally, people of his complete confidence who have accompanied him in his political career.
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The case of President Gustavo Petro is no exception, since has a team of advisors and senior officials. Among them, Augusto Rodríguez Ballesteros, who he knows from his militancy in the M-19 or Saul Kattan, an economist who accompanied him while he was mayor of Bogotá.
This is the heritage of one of them.
Laura Camila Sarabia, Chief of Staff
Laura Sarabia, chief of staff of the Casa de Nariño
Presidency of the Republic
The Chief of Staff published his income statement for the taxable year 2018 where he reported a gross equity of $2,000 pesosdebts for $8,912,000 pesos and net worth of $0 pesos.
Then he arranged the data from the taxable year 2021 where he showed a gross equity of $14,412,000 pesos and debts for 8,000 pesos, which leaves a net worth of $14,404,000 pesos.
Mauricio Lizcano, director of Dapre
The former congressman showed in his income statement a net worth of 1,444 million pesos, resulting from a total of $1,868 million pesos of gross equity, less $424 million pesos in debts.
Along with this, after deductions and balance in favor, I pay $0 pesos of income tax. Regarding assets, the director of Dapre has a piece of property in Medellín worth $432,406,864 pesos, a vehicle valued at $206,000,000 pesos and two movable assets, identified as CxC (Accounts Receivable), for a value of $144,000,000 pesos.
It also reports two investments in the country. One, in shares worth $800,000,000 pesos and another identified as ‘Membership’, for $190,000,000 pesos.
Danilo Rueda, high commissioner for peace
Danilo Rueda was appointed as Peace Commissioner.
Along with this, the human rights expert stated that he had,in percentages ranging from 50% to 9%, of 14 real estate. Most of them (8) located in the city of Neiva (Huila). The rest are distributed as follows: three in Bogotá, one in Cúcuta, one in Tello (Huila) and another in Fusagasugá (Cundinamarca).
Luis Fernando Velasco, high councilor for the regions
Luis Fernando Velasco
Ana María García / Archive EL TIEMPO
The former congressman reported for the taxable year of 2021, a gross equity of $4,030 million pesos and debts of $312 million pesoswhich left him with a net worth of $3,718 million pesos.
Regarding his assets, he registered seven properties distributed between Cauca, Valle and Bogotá. The one with the highest value is in Bogotá and is valued at $840 million pesos. Total, in properties it reported 2,814 million pesos.
Augusto Rodríguez Ballesteros, director of the UNP
The net worth of Rodríguez Ballesteros, in the 2021 financial year, was $253 million pesos, product of a gross patrimony of $285 million pesos, less $32 million pesos in debts. with deductions, his income tax payment was $0.
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Among his assets, he registers two properties: one in Acacías (Meta) worth $60 million pesos, and another in Bogotá, worth $178 million pesos. He also reported a vehicle valued at $18 million pesos.
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RAFAEL QUINTERO CERON
Editor Data Unit EL TIEMPO