Fernando Alvarado, ex-secretary of Communication of the correísmo and fugitive of Ecuadorian justice, will no longer be alone in the fiscal instruction for alleged embezzlement.
On Monday, eight former Secom employees, contractors and others will be linked to the file that began on August 8 with Alvarado as the only suspect.
The judge Sylvia Sanchez fixed for today at 14:30 the hearing in which will be linked to the ex-secretaries Pablo Yánez and Marco Antonio Bravo and six people. The diligence will be in the mezanine of the National Court.
Lorena Grillo, defender of Yánez, hopes that for her client alternative measures to the prison are dictated, like the periodic presentation before the judge.
Three weeks ago Yánez offered to deliver all the information with the provisions he received from Alvarado. He asked to be incorporated into the Victims Protection Program. The Prosecutor’s Office accepted his request, according to his defender. The delivery of chats, copies of e-mails, videos and recordings will be coordinated with the Office of the Prosecutor, he said.
Marco Bravo, another of the linked, in his Twitter account in response to a publication of a state media said he had no interference to hire Gota Azul, his brother Carlos.
From the underground, Alvarado insists on his innocence. Through a WhatsApp chat from the number that answered queries before his escape, he says that the exhibition of the prosecutor Paúl Pérez in the Assembly gives him the reason.
In that hearing, Alvarado says, the prosecutor revealed “that I only have one process in the Office of the Prosecutor for indications of criminal responsibility and not 11 cases, as Andrés Michelena and all the media have lied.”
The former official affirmed that it is enough to read the process to realize that there is no embezzlement. “If mine was a crime, Prosecutor Perez Reina should have a shackle and forbidden to leave the country.”
He insisted that his case is a ‘fallacy’ mounted by the Executive in complicity with the Comptroller, Prosecutor and Judiciary. “Why don’t they investigate the Prosecutor’s contract and compare it with the Secom’s? Because nobody is interested in proving that they are persecuting me and that I am innocent, they only want to accuse the ‘correístas’, even if it is unfair and illegal, “he added.
Alvarado’s escape caused the departure of officials in charge of monitoring the device he used and which was found abandoned. Since Friday it has red diffusion in Interpol. It can be stopped in 192 countries.
In his Twitter account, Michelena wrote: “There are two fugitives: one of them is Correa, who decided not to show his face; the second, Mr. Alvarado. We are facing an organized mafia. This fact will not remain unpunished. “
The Comptroller’s Office issued a report with indications of criminal responsibility that indicates that the former official had not observed the Constitution and the Public Procurement Law when hiring companies for Rafael Correa’s broadcasts without complying with the regulations.
The embezzlement is not the only file that would be investigating Fernando Alvarado, former Secretary of Communication of Rafael Correa. In addition to that case you have at least five previous investigations, one of them of course money laundering.
Last Wednesday, four days after his escape, the national judge Sylvia Sanchez ordered the preventive detention against him after the hearing of non-compliance with the precautionary measure he received on August 8. (I)