What was said by the former Odebrecht official is one of the strongest testimonies against Jorge Glas, former vice president of the Republic. The Attorney General of the State, Ruth Palacios, revealed that she is compiling the information provided in Brazil by the former Vice President of Odebrecht for Latin America and Angola, Luis Mameri.
The exalt official declared last week before the Brazilian courts that the payments made to the Chinese company Glory International were bribes for Jorge Glas. According to Mameri, the payments were made after receiving the resources for each invoice presented by Odebrecht, according to information published by El Universo newspaper.
In view of this situation, Palacios said on Tuesday, January 29, that the Office of the Prosecutor is downloading related information from the networks and receiving reports from other sides. “The Prosecutor’s Office is doing the corresponding research and we are making contacts with Brazil to obtain information,” she said.
The compiled information so far, to say of Palacios, is “quite interesting for the process we are carrying out”, but did not want to anticipate details. In that same statement Mameri involved the former legal secretary of the Presidency of Rafael Correa, Alexis Mera.
According to him, Mera had received $ 3.5 million in exchange for helping Odebrecht in certain legal problems in Ecuador. Consulted on this matter, the Prosecutor specified that within what corresponds “all those who have been appointed will have to reach the Prosecutor’s Office”.
In addition, ratified that in the coming days will announce important issues claimed by the country. “I do not want to give them specific information because logically it has to come at the right time.”
The Operations Manager of Odebrecht in Ecuador, Gibran Loor, said on Tuesday, January 29, to EL TELÉGRAFO that Mameri’s information is not new, but corresponds to that delivered by the Lava Jato case in June 2017. It considers that the latest Disclosures disseminated in the media are due to leaks.
This is because the current directors of the construction company do not know the content of the information provided by the cooperators. Loor announced that they will continue to collaborate with the justice system to clarify the case, as he has done with the last three attorneys general of Ecuador. (I)