Ecuadorian Prosecutor continues investigating bribery case, which could trigger sentences for 13 years
The Ecuadorian Prosecutor’s Office still investigates the alleged crimes of bribery performed by government personnel from 2012 to 2016. Today, August 7th 2019, at the National Court of Justice, the bonding hearing against former President Rafael Correa and 21 other officials will begin.
The independent legislator Viviana Bonilla played a final card to curb her relationship in the 2012-2016 bribes case. She asked the judge of the National Court, Daniella Camacho, to request the pronouncement of the Constitutional Court to continue the criminal proceedings against her.
The answer was negative. Camacho clarified that the Assembly declined Bonilla’s petition. That is why Bonilla must attend the hearing that will be held today, at the headquarters of the National Court.
The state attorney general, Diana Salazar, anticipated that she will ask for the connection of the 22 ex-government representatives. Among them, the ex-president and the ex-vice president are listed: Rafael Correo and Jorge Glass.
Source: El Telégrafo y El Universo