The appearance of Vice President Jorge Glas last Wednesday before the Prosecutor’s Office where he gave his free and voluntary version of the events served prosecutor Diana Salazar to develop a questioning on the Odebrecht case.
A couple of questions, out of the 77 questions that were asked to Vice President Glas, were aired by the Ecuavisa Network. Glas admitted that Jose Conceição dos Santos, who was an Odebrecht executive in Ecuador, used to go to his office to make him pay for the public contracts the company maintained with the government.
Prosecutor Salazar: Within the scope of your powers, did you decide as Vice President which companies should be paid the amounts owed to them?
Vice-President Glas: No, that was managed by the Ministry of Finance.
Prosecutor Salazar: Why did the Odebrecht official go to your office to request the payment?
Vice-President Glas: He used to come to the vice presidency, so I can find some way to solve the problem as part of the national government and to act according to the Law, decrees, etc.
In the statement of August 9, Glas also gave information about the Singue Block, which is under preliminary inquiry, and an illegal association related to Odebrecht, in which seven people are prosecuted, including his uncle Ricardo Rivera. (I)