The Notice was signed on March 1, 2018 by the General Comptroller , Pablo Celi . In the three-page document, the official asks the General Attorney, Carlos Baca, to include the former president in the investigation of the Singue case. Rafael Correa .
Celi says that they collected new documents as part of report DASE-0044-2017 with indications of criminal responsibility; This was prepared by the Comptroller’s Office in August 2017.
In that report, the control entity claimed to have found possible irregularities in the award of the Singue oil field to the DGC Consortium, in April 2012. It included Jorge Glas (at that time minister coordinator of the Strategic Sectors) and another 28 people as possible responsible for the tender.
Now, to this list is the ex-President Correa. In the letter addressed to the General Attorney, the comptroller Celi mentions that the ex-President was aware of the negotiation process. And he adds that the former head of state received a letter from the manager of Dygoil , the company that is part of the DGC consortium, on January 26, 2011.
In the document, the businessman tells him about the contract for the exploitation and exploration of the Singue oil field.
And he mentions that there were “several meetings” with the negotiating committee (Glas and other officials) in which an investment of USD 26.7 million was agreed for the drilling of three oil wells. In addition, it indicates that the commission proposed fixing the price per barrel produced at USD 29.3.
“These rates were accepted by the consortium and we consider that they are not exorbitant,” the Manager tells Correa.
However, the report of the Comptroller warns that in September 26, 2011 (eight months after the letter sent to Correa) it will reach a final agreement and other fixed fee: USD 33.5 per barrel.
“This is USD 4.2 more on the non-exorbitant rate referred by Dygoil . Why the reason for this increase in the lapse of a few months? “, Asks Celi in the office sent to the office of prosecutor Baca.
As part of the new documents compiled by the Comptroller’s Office, there is a document signed by the Director of Documentary Management of the Presidency of the Republic, on last February 2.
In the letter, the official certifies that the office sent by the Manager of Dygoil rests in the archives of the Presidency in January 2011.
“It is up to the General Attorney to thoroughly investigate the facts and the documents brought to their attention,” Celi asks Baca.
In addition, the Deputy Comptroller requests that not only Correa be included in the investigation, but also other officials that may be involved. (I)