An international arbitration on the purchase of the Ecuadorian firm Caminosca, travel records, alleged unjustified payments and a web of ghost companies are part of the file with which the prosecution accuses Ricardo Rivera, uncle of Vice President Jorge Glas, of illicit association in operations related to the construction company Odebrecht. Rivera, 68, is under house arrest.
That documentation reveals that on June 22nd, the Police Investigations Unit sent a report featuring the suppliers ranking of Odebrecht, which includes Transpyase S.A. and Serviciconty S.A., as “front” companies; In addition to Diacelec and Equitransa, whose offices were raided last month.
Data from the Internal Revenue Service and the Financial Analysis Unit established several inconsistencies. For example, Diacelec records sales to Odebrecht for $ 58,845,659, when the reported amount did not exceed $ 52 million. Between 2013 and 2016 the company received $ 6,556,380 and made payments of $ 25’901,663.
Carlos V., one of the creditors of Diacelec, recorded revenues of $ 278,801, although the Report on Operations and Economic Transactions recorded $ 60,182. According to the tax investigations, this would be an “unusual activity,” derived from “his functions as president of the Tender Commission of Senagua to favor Odebrecht.”