Apparently, the route was the same. Businesspeople sent letters to Vice President Jorge Glas and later appeared in the hands of Ricardo River, his uncle and one of the main suspects in the investigation seeking to reveal Odebrecht’s corruption plot.
Copies of these letters are part of the evidence provided by Alfredo A., a protected witness who was allegedly the right-hand man of Ricardo Rivera while working in Television Satelital. He assured he knew the passwords of the phones and emails of Ricardo Rivera, reason why he had access to his secret documents. Alfredo A. obtained copies of the emails and photographs stored in the memory of Ricardo Rivera’s cell phones. He then handed those files over to the police and the prosecutor’s office.
Police Criminalistics analyzed these files and detected four photos (screenshots) of the letters that national and foreign businesspeople sent to the Vice President during 2017 after winning the elections (see facsimiles).
Vice President Jorge Glas appeals on his innocence and assures that the relationship with his uncle Ricardo Rivera was only familiar. But the Prosecutor’s Office questions it and included Glas in the Odebrecht. Glas is held in Jail 4 of Quito.
Ricardo Rivera is regarded as one of the protagonists in the corruption plot of the Brazilian company. The former director of the construction company in Ecuador, José Conceição Santos, told justice that he paid Rivera $ 14 million to allegedly intercede with Jorge Glas for Odebrecht’s return to the country and to become the winner of five important public tenders. Audios of his conversations with Rivera that were secretly recorded prove his allegations. (I)