The Ecuador President, Rafael Correa, ratified that the $330 thousand he sent to a European account was in Belgium and not Germany like the Assembly member Jorge Escala previously informed to the SRI. The chief of Estate added it was to purchase an apartment in Belgium and the transaction was made legally.
The purchase was made with the money he received after winning the trial against Banco Pichincha in 2006. Before the purchase Correa notified several financial entities such as, Controller General of the State Secretariat of Transparency, the Financial Intelligence Unit, Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control. This information will be posted in the official website of the presidency.
Correa also showed the documents of SRI and the superintendency that certified the payment of $6,640 for the foreign exchange outflow tax. (AV)
Source El Universo Newspaper