The highest official of the 15º Criminal Chamber of Guayas, Elvia Ayora didn’t saw when judge Juan Paredes printed the sentence against El Universo. Ayora informed to the press that approximately at 4 p.m. judge Paredes delivered the document.
Joffre Campaña added, “She confirmed that the judge was in his office in the morning, but she never saw documents, or work or anything.” Campaña added that when Paredes left to make copies of the sentence he was desperate, he also pointed out that no judge performs those activities, since they are commonly made by the secretary.
Campaña also quoted that the secretary did not worked at all in the creation of the sentence. This means that Paredes should have written 156 pages in the short time he had to do it alone.
The legal representative of El Universo accused Paredes to pretend to write the sentence that forced the newspaper to pay a $40 million dollars fine to the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, along with three years of imprisonment to the directors of the newspaper, the Perez brothers and the former editor Emilio Palacio. (AV)