“The fight against corruption is a clamor of all citizens,” stressed the state attorney general, Diana Salazar , referring to the work of the Task Force led by the Prosecutor’s Office and which in recent days has carried out several case operations. occurred during the health emergency by covid-19 .
During an interview on a local channel, on the morning of this Friday, June 5, Salazar referred to the latest cases and questioned the judicial actions. Yesterday, the Prosecutor’s Office already expressed its concern in a statement and pointed out that although preventive detention is an exceptional precautionary measure, from that exceptional nature there are parameters that justice operators must analyze when motivating their decisions.
In the case of the Guayas prefect, Carlos Luis Morales , ” there has not been an objective assessment of preventive detention by the judge in charge, especially because the danger of flight is justified,” Salazar said in the interview. He added that the relatives of the prefect who also has an arrest warrant, “have already fled.”
In the case of the former President of the Republic, Abdalá Bucaram , the Attorney General explained that there are two different issues: one is the issue of the weapon found and the other the investigation for the purchase of medical supplies and “that was the reason for the raid, which allowed obtain the evidences for their connection ”.
Then, the former president was prosecuted in a flagrant crime for arms trafficking , “which is a separate matter from the investigation for organized crime that was why we carried out the search,” he insisted. Bucaram is under house arrest.
Salazar indicated that he expects the judges, “in this and in all cases, to act impartially. Justice has to be blind, without looking at whom, and it has to be brave. We have the impression that this gear is not working properly . “
In the case of the Metropolitan Potable Water Company (Epmaps) , the irregular purchase of medical supplies was investigated, which would also involve the private company.
Salazar explained that the work of the Task Force “will allow for prompt responses,” but it requires a great deal of internal and inter-institutional planning . Hence, he thanked the National Police for its support in this work.
In the interview, the Attorney General revealed that she has received “recommendations” to stop investigating assembly members, faced with the threat of impeachment . “If I have to go, I will leave with my head held high, doing the work that needs to be done,” he concluded.
This morning, the Task Force delivered another blow . The Assemblyman of Alianza País, Daniel Mendoza , and René Tamayo Silva , director of the Works Contracting Service (Secob), were detained as part of the investigations for the alleged crime of organized crime in the construction of the Basic Hospital of Pedernales . (I)