Assemblyman Angel Gende delivered a letter to the Attorney General’s Office with the names of those allegedly responsible for the damages in Petroecuador. Carlos P.Y. (Capaya) wants to reactivate its effective cooperation with the justice system in order to reveal more cases of corruption in the state-owned oil company, according to Assemblyman Gende.
He promotes the investigation of the denunciations of the former manager of the oil company, today sentenced for peculation, illicit enrichment and laundering of assets. In August 2017, Capaya returned to the country to face the trials against him for the damage occurred in the repowering of the Esmeraldas Refinery.
At that time, he announced that he would collaborate with the justice system to find those responsible for the corruption. However, nothing was known about this collaboration or its results. For this reason, Gende believes that this is an opportunity for the Attorney General’s Office to get to the heart of the damages that occurred in Petroecuador in the past government.
On Tuesday, June 18, the congressman delivered to the Attorney General’s Office a letter with a list of former officials supposedly involved and led by former President Rafael Correa. According to that documentation, the former president knew about the corruption. In second place is his legal secretary, Alexis M., today investigated for alleged illegal contributions to the campaigns of Alianza PAIS.
In third place is former Vice President Jorge G., sentenced for illicit association in the contracts in favor of Odebrecht. Later appearing are former prosecutor Galo Chiriboga, ex-contractor Carlos P. (also investigated for Odebrecht’s corruption); comptroller Pablo Celi and exprocurator Diego García.
In addition, former finance ministers Fausto Herrera and Patricio Rivera; of Hydrocarbons, Wilson Pastor, Pedro Merizalde; of Strategic Sectors, Rafael Poveda and other officials of the past government. According to Gende, Capaya will provide evidence to show the responsibility of those accused. (I)