Attorney General´s Office raises house of Charlie Pareja, and seven other people in Guayaquil and Samborondon
Posted On 27 Dec 2016
The dawn of December 26, the Attorney General´s office along with the Police, raided eight homes, three in Guayaquil and five in Samborondon. Eight prosecutors and 80 police officers took part in the operation, with the raid warrants granted by the Judges of the Flagrante Delicto Units of the counties mentioned above.
According to the Attorney’s office, Ernesto Weisson Pazmiño was detained in an urbanization located in Samborondon and will be transferred to Quito for the hearing of charges in the next few hours. It is unknown what he is accused of.
The operation, which was carried out in parallel in the two counties, was coordinated by Sandra Morejon, Provincial Prosecutor of Guayas. Cash, firearms and a large amount of documentation were seized.
The operation is part of the preliminary investigation of a new case of money laundering, linked to Petroecuador, which broke away from two previous inquiries carried out by organized crime and illicit enrichment.
In the previous investigation, the arrest of Carlos Pareja Cordero, the former private secretary of President Leon Febres Cordero, and cousin of the former Minister of Hydrocarbons of this government, Carlos Pareja Yanuzzelli, was requested. Pareja Cordero was arrested in Lima, yesterday, for migratory reasons, and released shortly after. Since midday of December 26, Pareja Cordero is free in Lima. Unofficial information, and not officially confirmed ensures that one of the houses
raided this morning belongs to Carlos Pareja Cordero.