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Prosecutors have been questioning his closest advisers in recent weeks over allegations they illegally ordered warrantless wiretapping of the conservative president’s political enemies by the DAS domestic spy agency.

Mr. Uribe’s chief of staff, Bernardo Moreno, was deposed last week after jailed former DAS intelligence chief Fernando Tabares said Mr. Moreno told him in late 2007 that “the president was interested in having the DAS keep him informed” about four targets.

According to Mr. Tabares’ sworn deposition, Mr. Moreno listed the targets as the Supreme Court; two opposition senators, Gustavo Petro and Piedad Cordoba; and investigative journalist Daniel Coronell.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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