The Court of the Provincial Court of Justice of Pichincha ratified preventive detention against María de los Ángeles Duarte, for the alleged breach of a legitimate decision of the competent authority.
This, after the hearing that was held on the afternoon of this Monday, October 19.
María de los Ángeles Duarte, who was Minister of Transportation in the Rafael Correa regime , was sentenced to eight years in prison for the crime of bribery in the 2012-2016 Bribery case. The sentence is enforceable.
However, the former official faces another process for the crime of non-compliance with a legitimate decision of the competent authority.
This crime was committed after he entered the Argentine Embassy , in Quito, as “guest for humanitarian reasons.”
Duarte was wearing an electronic shackle and had to report to an authority in a competent manner. However, it failed to comply with these measures. (I)