Antonio Bunay, former president of COFIEC, worked in the financial organization from July of 2010 until January of 2012. He was the responsible of approving the deposits made by the Embassy of Iran on November 15 and 24 of 2011. However, Bunay doesn’t know how did 1,8 million dollars arrived from Iran to Ecuador. “We don’t know how that Iranian money entered in Ecuador,” was his final answer.
“When that amount of money is received in cash, its whereabouts are investigated by the bank, the embassy issues a communication confirming the ti comes from the National Treasury. This is a letter from the Government (of Iran), what more doubts can there be,” revealed Bunay.
The former vice foreign minister, Mario Fernandez, expressed his concern regarding the “controversy as to how it (1,8 million dollars) arrived to the country,” Fernandez wonders who overlooked a package this big.
The current successor of Bunay, Gino Caicedo, said he met with directors of the Export Bank (EDBI for its Spanish acronym) and of Pasargad, with the purpose of not only establishing a correspondent’s office, but also to sell COFIEC. AV