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A Colombian judge, Vivian Polanía, has been suspended after appearing in a video circulating on social media. The judge appears half-naked and smoking in bed during a bail hearing for an alleged car bomber.
“In a video circulating on WhatsApp, Judge Vivian Polanía (she works at the Cúcuta Palace of Justice) is seen attending a judicial proceeding in her bed, half-naked and smoking. I don’t know if this could lead to any sanction, but at least the scandal is already served.”
En un video que circula por WhatsApp se ve a la jueza Vivian Polanía (trabaja en el Palacio de Justicia de Cúcuta) atendiendo una diligencia judicial en su cama, semidesnuda y fumando. No sé si esto pueda acarrearle alguna sanción, pero al menos el escándalo ya está servido. pic.twitter.com/9rgNx4C6pV
— Manolesco (@jhonjacome) November 17, 2022
A Colombian judge known for sharing racy photos on her Instagram page has been suspended for three months after appearing on a virtual Zoom meeting while half-naked and smoking a cigarette in bed.
In a 33-second clip circulating on social media, the 34-year-old judge, Vivian Polanía, can be seen lounging in bed, appearing half-awake while taking a drag from a cigarette. At one point in the hearing, a prosecutor tells Polanía that her camera is on, and she immediately turns it off as the hearing continues, local media reported.
The virtual court hearing centered around debates over whether a man charged in a 2021 car bombing should be granted bail.
“We find no justification for the judge to have presented herself in such deplorable conditions when she had the facilities of her own home and all the amenities necessary to prepare for a public hearing appropriately and with the respect such a hearing deserved.”
The commission said in a written ruling that Polanía’s suspension will remain in effect until February 2023, Spanish-language outlet Infobae reported.
This is not the judge’s first taste of controversy. She has raised eyebrows with her provocative Instagram pictures** warning-graphic content.**
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