Renato Vasquez, Second President of the Court of Criminal Guarantees handed down the sentence against former legislative chief of the escort, Rolando Tapia, and rejected the decision of the Judicial Council (JC), which suspended him for three months.
This 90-day suspension was also applied to Judge Luis Manosalvas, having named Xavier Andrade as ad hoc judge at the Court, without his part of the bank’s payroll of eligible judges. Vásquez said the decision concerning Andrade is among the reforms of the Criminal Procedure Code and therefore the conviction and sentence handed down to Tapia and five other policemen is covered in the law, said Vasquez.
“We were forced to call ah-doc judges because the President of JC (Benjamin Cevallos) has not called contest to name the bank just famous alternate judges (…) This is not a practice of choosing judges Second Court ad-hoc is a practice of all courts of Ecuador,” said Vásquez.
The Government yesterday presented a request for precautionary measures to rescind the suspension of the judges of the Second Criminal Guarantees, who sentenced the six officers involved in making the National Assembly on September 30th (30-S) last year.
The former head of the legislative guard Rolando Tapia, accused as the author of this crime, was imposed 3 years of prison, policemen and Mario Flores and Patricio Simancas, considered as accomplices, were sentenced to 18 months of prison, while Francisco Noboa, Carlos Tasinchana, and Marco Tibán, were accused of complicity. (MS)