The vice president of Ecuador, María Alejandra Vicuña, would have received new undue donations in her amount of $ 14,650 from another of her ex-advisors when she served as legislator, reveals a new complaint.
According to the Ecuadorian portal “Code Glass”, Vicuña would have received in his account that amount transferred by his adviser Karla Obando, and another $26,000 of “unidentified ordering” in the years 2009 and 2011.
In total, the vice president would have transfers and deposits worth more than $400,000 since 2008, including her income as a public official, says the digital media.
The portal states that the second president registers in her bank account a total of 1.2 million dollars in movements.
Karla Obando Ortiz was ex-collaborator of the now vice-president while she held the position of assembly member for the leftist party Alianza País, and at the beginning of 2013, according to the information, “she declared herself astrong supporter of the Citizen Revolution, and in particular, an admirer of the then President Rafael Correa. “
Vicuñais under public scrutiny after a local television channel reported on Monday the sworn statement of a former adviser, Ángel Sagbay, who claims to have deposited part of his salary in a Vicuña account as a contribution to hispolitical group, Alianza Bolivariana Alfarista (ABA).
Vicuna confirmed that she did receive deposits from Sagbay as a political activist,but noted that “that is not the inconvenience”, but “when(Sagbay) declares under oath lying – and that is perjury – that it was acondition, an obligation and practically an extortion to enter or to maintain the position. That is absolutely false. “
The vice president considered that the accusations against her are due to a plot of extortion and a campaign to discredit the work of the Lenin Moreno Government by the opposition, with the alleged complicity of certain media outlets.
The Attorney General’s Office has opened an investigation to clarify the origin of the alleged improper contributions that Vicuña would have received and the accusation of the opposition politician Andrés Páez for alleged concussion and influence peddling.
Despite their explanations, the Parliament of Ecuador on Thursday requested her resignation for having been sprinkled by an alleged corruption plot and several legislators asked to be subjected to impeachment, parliamentary censorship mechanism to a public official or high-level official. (I)