Andrés Páez claims to have “evidence” of transfers from ODEBRECHT to Glory International, which would link to Jorge Glas
The ex-assemblyman Andrés Páez welcomed the fact that the businessman Tomislav Topic has promised to return USD $ 13.5 million, whose origin would be bribes for acts of corruption related to the payments of ODEBRECHT to Glory International Industry. However, he reiterated that he should be prosecuted just as former President Rafael Correa would have to be for hiding said information because, in January 2015, he delivered this information to the former president through a direct letter.
“If Mr. Topic returns that amount of money that was transferred through the company, Glory is fine, but that does not mean that a crime has not been committed. That does not exempt him, neither him nor Ricardo Rivera, nor those who made the transfer or the beneficiaries of the subsequent transfers made by Glory, after receiving that money, “he said.
For Páez, the fact that the employer has said that he will return the money in parts, according to the flow of the company, means that they were resources that were already graduated and that was delivered to third parties. “That is why it is important that the Office of the Prosecutor investigate and know who was delivered and when it was done.”
“We must investigate all those who covered the matter for me denounced, starting with the former president Rafael Correa because I have the documents. When the Prosecutor’s Office calls me, I will leave the original of the letter where I make a statement of the facts and where I give all this information, 4 years ago, to Correa, “he said.
At his discretion, for having delivered these documents and for having disseminated them, he was subjected to an “inclement” persecution. “There were threats from Jorge Glas that they are going to prosecute me and he challenged me to prove what he was saying. Well, it turns out that time proved me right 4 years later and I hope that, on this occasion, at least they will call me to testify “.
“Today I will publish, again, the text of a picture that I prepared where there is a translation error because the person who receives this information told him Marshall Islands. This person, who does not speak English, listened to Mazor and put that in, but of good will. That’s what the criminals of Correismo took to say that I had invented those islands. Not so, what happens is that it was an error of the person who took note of the information that was provided by telephone, “he explained.
According to Páez, that conversation was long and names, numbers and information were revealed that coincides 100% with what Topic said in his letter. Therefore, he reiterated that he will be in charge of comparing the amounts and the beneficiary mentioned in the letter. “This will serve as an indication for the Prosecutor’s Office to carry out the information.”
“When they call me I’ll go. Moreover, I think they should give me a desk in the Office of the Prosecutor, if every week I go, without public office, I go because I continue to contribute to the transparency of the country, “ironically the former vice-presidential candidate for CREO.
Four years ago, then Vice President Jorge Glas Espinel rejected the statements of the Páez, according to which there would be bank transfers for USD $ 22.8 million in favor of two people close to the second president. “I will not allow anyone to shade my name,” he warned in the Saturday links.
In a letter sent to President Rafael Correa on January 1, Páez indicated that he received anonymous documentation which leaves evidence of transfers for USD $ 17.4 million from the HBSC bank, of Hong Kong, in the account of a tax haven denominated Masor Islands and other deposits that add USD $ 5.4 million in the Panamanian banks HBSC, Basini and AustroBank. (I)