Two companies that benefited from contracts with Petroecuador are related to offshore Sentinel Mandate and Scrow. This firm, incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, transferred USD 796,000 to the account of Helm Bank of Panama of Girbra, Company of Alex Bravo, former manager of Petroecuador.
The official is arrested and investigated for illicit enrichment and bribery. This amount was sent by Sentinel, between January and July 2013, from a bank account of DMS Bank & Trust, according to the Report of Unusual Transactions and Unexcused of the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF). Days before they started these transfers, on December 26, 2012, Petroecuador signed a contract with Galileo Energy, as representative in Ecuador of Veolia Environmental Services UK, a subsidiary of Veolia is Field Services and ATM Moerdijk. This company of French origin assumed the management of hazardous waste (caustic soda worn and diethanolamine) stored for years in the Esmeraldas refinery.