In his version before the courts, the former vice president of Odebrecht linked the former Ecuadorian president, who rejected these claims. The payments that the Odebrecht company made to the Chinese firm Glory International, were bribes for the ex-president of Ecuador, Jorge Glas.
This was stated by former Vice President of Odebrecht, Luis Mameri, in his version delivered last week to the Brazilian justice. In the statement, Mameri revealed that in mid-2011 José Conceicao, at that time director superintendent of Ecuador and his subordinate, informed him that he was wanted by an interlocutor of the then Ecuadorian minister Jorge Glas.
This envoy told him that “he should make payments to the minister due to an agreement made by him.” This agreement would be 1% on the value of all contracts obtained through the Ministry of Strategic Sectors. “On December 1, I gave the Public Prosecutor’s Office some corroborating information on those transfers made to Glory International,” Mameri said.
In his 16-minute version, the former member of the Brazilian company said that “an agreement was needed and support from the legal secretary of the Presidency. I do not know what this support would be.”
He said that the deliveries were made after receiving the resources for each invoice presented by Odebrecht. After hearing Mameri’s statements, former Vice President Glas rejected them. “What Luis Mameri, vice president of the corrupting company Odebrecht, does is repeat the same libretto of the corrupt José Conceicao Santos, but now the Chinese Prosecutor’s Office denies them,” Glas wrote via Twitter.
Former President Rafael Correa defended the innocence of his former president. “This guy repeats what Santos told him … The important thing is the tests, and so far they have not found 20 ctvs. ill-gotten to Jorge Glas.
The Chinese public prosecutor corroborates that Glory’s owners do not even know him, “Correa wrote in his Twitter account. According to the Comptroller General of the State, Odebrecht obtained 15 contracts since 2007, which reached $ 4,409 million and on which $ 144.7 million have been generated in glosses and fines.
At the end of 2016, the US Department of Justice revealed, within the investigation conducted by the Odebrecht case, that $ 33.5 million was paid in bribes to public officials in Ecuador. (I)