Posted On 06 Jan 2017
The investigation into the Odebrecht case, where the owner of the Brazilian company, Marcelo Odebrecht, admitted the payment of 33.5 million dollars in bribes to Ecuador, had a double way yesterday.
In the country, Ecuador’s ambassador in Washington Francisco Borja, and Attorney General Galo Chiriboga, were accountable to the National Assembly’s Supervisory Commission to admit that the government has no data to identify the corrupt officials that received the payments.
The diplomat said that the United States Department of State that carries out the investigation had not provided the names. But he has received the international criminal assistance request sent by the Ecuadorian Prosecutor’s Office.
On the other hand, US Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-lehtinen sent a letter to the country’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, to request that the names of the Ecuadorian officials involved are made public on suspicion that “it is highly unlikely that the Ecuadorian justice” allows access to information at the gates of presidential elections.