Lawsuit filed in Florida against Colombian warlord

Published: Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 3:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 3:03 p.m.

MIAMI — A Colombian warlord has been sued in Miami by relatives of two people believed to have been murdered by his paramilitary forces.

The lawsuit against Carlos Mario Jimenez was filed in federal court June 14 and publicized by the plaintiffs' attorneys Thursday.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages from Jimenez's assets that were seized in 2008. Their attorney acknowledges the funds may be tough to secure, but that they simply want to describe what they've been through and confront the man they consider responsible.

Jimenez is jailed in Miami as he awaits a trial on drug trafficking charges. His attorney did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.

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