The Comptroller General of Ecuador detected irregularities in the use of presidential aircraft during the second term of former President Rafael Correa (2012-2017), according to a report released today, which reports tax havens between destinations.
The Office of the Comptroller General noted that up to 24 international flights out of the 261 that made the presidential aircraft were those considered by the Internal Revenue Service as tax havens (Barbados, Bahamas or Panama), according to local media.
The newspaper La Hora noted that the stay in these countries ranged from for tyminutes to eight hours and that in twelve of those trips there is no record of passengers or the weight of cargo they carried, as well as the reasons why they were made.
The Comptroller explained that, during the period of time analyzed, the Government of Rafael Correa spent a total of $ 13,590,957 on those 261 flights outside the country and that in some cases they would have been carried out without authorization from the respective instances of the Presidency of the Republic,without passenger lists and without registering the weight of the luggage. (I)