Odebrecht’s former director in Ecuador José Conceição Filho confessed to Brazilian justice that between 2012 and 2016 he paid at least $ 14.1 million to Vice President Jorge Glas. Moreover, he recorded conversations with him and an intermediary, just as he did with former Comptroller General Carlos Pólit, to get evidence to corroborate the facts, reports the website of Brazilian Daily O Globo, one of the most influential in that country.
At that time, Glas was the coordinating minister for Strategic Sectors, where he remained until 2012 when he was proposed as a candidate for vice-president by President Rafael Correa himself. The ministry led by Glas, reports O Globo, was powerful at that time: it controlled the Oil, Energy and hydroelectric projects of the country. Glas commanded the great infrastructure projects of Ecuador.
The Rivera-Glas association yielded million-dollar profits to Odebrecht, allowing the company to obtain projects such as the construction of the Manduriaco Hydroelectric Plant, a $ 124.8 million contract; The irrigation project Daule-Vinces Transfer, an award of 190.9 million dollars; The flattening of the land where the Pacific Refinery was to be built, for 299.9 million dollars; The construction of La Esperanza Aqueduct, for 259.9 million dollars; And the Pascuales-Cuenca Poliduct, to transport gasoline and diesel, for 369.9 million dollars. Conceição claims to have audiovisual material of Rivera and Glas. (I)