The morning of Wednesday, September 13, 2017, former Legislator Cléver Jiménez filed a criminal complaint against former President Rafael Correa and the President of the Judicial Council Gustavo Jalkh for alleged influences peddling and procedural fraud.
The complaint filed by Jimenez and Pachakutik leaders would also involve other officials and former officials of the previous government, such as justice minister Johanna Pesantez.
Jiménez believes there was interference in the trial against him (for an alleged disclosure of confidential information) and activist Fernando Villavicencio. “The evidence is convincing with the latest leaked emails of high state officials, and that mention those who are dangerous to the Ecuadorian justice,” he added.
This complaint adds to the one filed yesterday by the national director of the Unidad Popular movement, Geovanny Atarihuana, who sued former president Rafael Correa for alleged influence peddling in the justice system.
“He (Correa) as a president, put his hands in justice, committing an offense that is stated in the integral criminal code as influence peddling,” Atarihuana told reporters. (I)