Posted On 07 Sep 2017
The investigation carried out by prosecutor Diana Salazar, coordinator of the Transparency and Fight against Corruption Unit, on the alleged crime of illegal money collection, in the Odebrecht case, is progressing. Since August 24, three people have been arrested: Daniel B., Juan S. and María Belén A., workers of the South American International Bank (SAI-Bank). The Prosecutor’s Office has already discovered the means the Brazilian construction company used to send money to Ecuador to pay the alleged bribes.
Former Petroecuador official, José T., who is detained and tried for the alleged crime of illegal association in the Odebrecht’s corruption case, affirmed Tuesday before prosecutor Salazar that the money he received from Odebrecht, was sent through two offshore companies, in a triangulation modality.
He stated that the SAI-Bank was the custodian of the accounts opened by the Panamanian offshore companies Alesbury Investment and Joubert Corporation and that this was their only commercial relationship with the financial institution accused of operating in the country without authorization. (I)