According to the document, there are indications of criminal responsibility on at least ten Secom officials.
The former president criticized the announcement. The Comptroller of the State issued a report with indications of criminal responsibility to approximately a dozen officials of the Secretariat of Communication (Secom), in the previous government.
According to information from a television channel, the document has already been sent to the State Attorney General’s Office for the preliminary investigation to begin. The audit process was carried out on the contracts that this Secretary of State held for the realization of citizen links, between June 1, 2013 and May 24, 2017.
The surrogate controller, Pablo Celi, indicated that “in this Examination has determined responsibilities against several officials, in relation to the contracts referred to the aforementioned citizen links “. Sources from the Comptroller’s Office informed that the details of the report are still reserved, as the Prosecutor’s Office will have to investigate.
However, there are presumed irregularities in the contracting of suppliers and services for the so-called links. He stressed that the Prosecutor’s Office must continue with the process, since it will have to initiate ex officio the investigation against those who participated in the contracts for citizen links.
Before these two facts, former President Rafael Correa reacted from his Twitter account. “Comptroller’s report with ‘criminal’ responsibilities against the guys who organized the citizen links. The message is clear: do not mess with the corrupt press, they are in power. ” “Links were already audited from 2010 to 2015. They do it again and require auditors to put criminal responsibilities. What do human rights say? And the Assembly? Everyone knows that Celi is the instrument of persecution of this Government. ”
“Sabatinas” or citizen links
523 Citizen Links
From January 20, 2007 to May 20, 2017, 523 “Sabatinas” or citizen links were issued. Of that number, 508 have been nationwide and 15 abroad. The first of these spaces was made from the Salón Amarillo de Carondelet.
25 Citizen links were pre-recorded. In the 10 years, 157 cities were visited to carry them out.
Those who were in front
456 were made by Rafael Correa; 37 by the former vice president, Jorge Glas and 30 by the now president Lenin Moreno. (I)