Vinicio Alvarado, María Augusta Enríquez, Viviana Bonilla, Hilda Rocha, Bertha Saavedra, Patricia Canelos and Gregorio Castellanos are the first seven to be summoned to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the case of Arroz Verde.
They were summoned by the Prosecutor’s Office to give a version without oath in the file that accumulated the open investigations for Pamela Martínez, Laura Terán, Alexis Mera and María de los Ángeles Duarte.
The Office of the Prosecutor investigates the alleged crimes of bribery, illicit association and influence peddling in real occurrence of infractions, which would have been recorded in the illegal contributions of state contractors to the campaign of the PAIS movement between 2013 and 2014.
Alvarado was secretary of the Correismo administration and Enriquez was his assistant. Bonilla, current assembly member, was a candidate for the Mayor of Guayaquil. Rocha, Saavedra and Canelos are officers of the Legal Undersecretariat of the Presidency of the Republic.
Castellanos, on the other hand, is part of the Guayas Bar Association, chaired by Jimmy Salazar, husband of Pamela Martínez.
The seven must appear at the Prosecutor’s Office between Monday and Wednesday of next week. In the case of Alvarado, it is the second call and it is convened under the preventions of law, as evidenced by the fiscal impulse issued by Wilson Toainga, subrogate of Attorney General Diana Salazar.
With the accumulation of processes, the volume of the file that investigates the alleged illegal contributions of State contractors to the PAIS campaign is enlarged.
No less than 72 hours will list the pages of the 254 folders of the fiscal instruction initially opened for Martinez and Terán, ex-advisors of former President Rafael Correa, and the more than 10 derivatives of this case that allowed Mera and Duarte to be charged for alleged concussion. . The precision is in the fiscal impulse issued on Wednesday.
With the call to give versions, information was also requested from different institutions. The Office of the Public Prosecutor gave the Ministry of Public Works 48 hours to submit a certification with the attributions and functions that the Minister of the Branch had between 2012 and 2016.
At the same time, the Presidency must submit the Functional Organic Regulation that governed between January 1, 2012 and May 24, 2017. And the Legal Secretariat must send the certified copies of the executive decrees that allowed the return of Odebrecht after its expulsion.
In addition, the Office of the Prosecutor ordered the chief of the Police Reporting Subsystems to be registered to record incoming and outgoing calls and text messages from May 20 to 31, 2019 between 00:00 and 24:59.
Martinez kept a log
Pamela Martínez seems to have been a close and trusted person of former President Rafael Correa.
At least that is evidenced by his notes with the distribution of contributions to officials of the close circle of the exmandatario.
The Office of the Public Prosecutor made public the contents of eight pages out of the 38 that exist in a notebook found behind a fireplace in an apartment that Martínez had in Quito. Almost a dozen names appear in the writings.