The case of alleged irregularities in the administration of public media that would have been committed in the government of Rafael Correa was reactivated on Tuesday, October 16, with the version that must be rendered by the State Attorney General, the national secretary of Communication, Andrés Michelena.
The official was summoned by 3:00 p.m. this Tuesday and must go accompanied by his lawyer. Last November, César Monge, leader of the CREO Movement, and several legislators of this organization filed a complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office to prevent a series of irregularities that would have been found in the management of public and seized media from remaining in impunity.
Monge indicated as responsible for a possible mismanagement the former president Rafael Correa and the former secretary of Communication, Fernando Alvarado.
In the denunciation alleged millionaire losses for mismanagement of public and seized media and also the political management of the editorial line.
Marcelo Dueñas, Monge’s lawyer, expressed concern about the slow progress in the investigation of the case, since it is called to render versions at eleven months after the complaint was filed.
On October 24 of last year, Andrés Michelena, in his capacity as general manager of the Public Media, denounced that in the previous government the public media put themselves at the service of propaganda.
He also said that since 2008, the year of its seizure, Gamavisión had accumulated losses of $ 17 million, while TC, until last August, for $ 6 million. To this is added the damage to the State for about $ 6 million for the costs of transmitting the Saturday links and other losses that were reported to the State Comptroller.
To Fernando Alvarado, the main character denounced, the Prosecutor’s Office opened five files, and the most advanced is the technical services contracted without justifying the need and use of products contracted on Saturday. In this case presumed embezzlement, so it is prohibited to leave the country and use electronic shackle.
The previous week, the former Secretary of Communication, Pablo Yánez, asked the Prosecutor to be admitted to the Victims and Witnesses System and to receive the anticipated testimony. He still does not get an answer. (I)