Members of the CNE ratify that there were irregularities in contributions to the ALIANZA PAIS campaign
The members of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Luis Verdesoto and Enrique Pita presented this Wednesday, October 23, 2019, the second report confirming that there were irregular contributions to the electoral campaign of Alianza PAIS in 2012.
Verdesoto made a breakdown of the irregularities that would have been found. He stated that 64% of the cases found, the income does not justify the contributions made to the political organization and campaigns 2013. He said that the information was obtained with documentation provided by the Internal Revenue Service (SRI).
He noted that there are ten major contributors, with indications of origin of unjustified funds: Manuel Freire Alvarado, Iván Freire Alvarado, Juan Absalon Guevara Cisneros, Micaela Leher Alarcón, Julio Alberto Morla Paredes, Otto Santiago Vera Palacios, Yamil Massuh, Gonzalo Enrique Barona Escobar , José Rolando Rojas Hidalgo and Jhon Estalin Díaz Sánchez. According to the counselors, the contributions range from $ 40,000 to $ 200,000.
“The information on the income of several contributors does not justify by 66% the contributions made to Alianza PAIS, this is an indication of an irregularity in the financing of electoral campaigns and political organization. In addition, there would be indications of agreements or commitments of the contributions, which should be investigated to ensure that there has been no compensation, ”said Minister Verdesoto.
They announced that tomorrow, Thursday, October 24, 2019, they will deliver this information to the Prosecutor’s Office, the Comptroller’s Office and the National Assembly.