Faced with the flight of the former Secretary of Communication, Fernando Alvarado, President Lenin Moreno announced that the entire chain of Social Rehabilitation responsibility of the Ministry of Justice has been dismissed, including the operators of ECU-911 who were in charge of monitoring the electronic shackle that he had. There are almost 20 officials.
Moreno made the announcement after meeting more than three hours with the authorities of all the powers of the State to talk about the fight against corruption.
In addition, the president ordered the Minister of Justice in charge, Paúl Granda, to file the complaint with the State’s Attorney General, Paúl Pérez, to begin the investigations of all the suspects in this case.
Granda handed the Attorney General a list of 48 officials. The idea, the minister explained, is to review and verify that each of the people involved in monitoring and monitoring the electronic shackle complied with the protocols and responsibilities they had.
In as much, the comptroller Pablo Celi exhorted to the public prosecutor Perez and to the Judicial Function so that the precautionary measures for criminal conducts that affect the public interest are more severe, with the purpose of guaranteeing that the processes of crimes against the public resources conclude with the sanctions necessary.
Before the meeting, the president of the Assembly, Elizabeth Cabezas, assured that Alvarado’s escape would not have occurred without the complicity of other institutions and that the Legislative will exercise political control in the case, for which the Plenary will convene the authorities responsible for the Alvarado case to give explanations.
Meanwhile, this Wednesday, from 10:00, the judge of the case, Sylvia Sanchez, will analyze the breach of the precautionary measures that weigh against Alvarado, who left Ecuador to an unknown country that granted him asylum. The hearing comes at the request of Pérez and within the tax instruction for embezzlement in which Alvarado is the only defendant.
The escape of Alvarado legally requires that the precautionary measures of the use of the shackle, periodic submission and prohibition of leaving the country change to a preventive detention order and a possible red alert at Interpol to locate and stop.
Last Sunday, the Interior Minister, María Paula Romo, informed that before the escape of Alvarado the Police had already notified Interpol, which issued a blue broadcast for the location and identification of the former official in 192 countries.
The notification could change to red, once the judge orders Alvarado’s prison and alerts Interpol to it. The measure is used to locate and detain a person sought by judicial authorities of a country or an international court with a view to their extradition.
In a letter that Carlos Xavier Zavala, Alvarado’s lawyer, sent to Judge Sylvia Sánchez, alleged lack of due process guarantees and the principle of innocence. And it is recalled that Julio César Trujillo, president of the Citizen Participation Council (CPC), would have called his defendant a thief in a public ceremony.
“Remember that the CPC is the one who appoints the attorney general, comptroller and Council of the Judiciary; that is, if the nominator sentences him (Alvarado), his nominees will follow the trace of the main … “. (I)