Pamela Martínez declared that she was being used for delivering money to Alianza PAÍS and that Rafael Correa knew about it
Pamela Martínez recognized that it was a “mistake” not to have realized that she was being “used to receive and deliver money”. The funds, she declared, arrived from private companies for the electoral campaign of the PAIS Alliance movement (AP). Pamela Martínez also declared that Rafael Correa knew about these transactions.
Correa would have told her that because of the informality with which the previous campaign was handled by former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, that he needed documentation of the transactions. When asked who would give Martínez the information, Correa told her that it would be Vice President Jorge Glas.
At the first meeting to which she was called by Glas, she met the ministers and secretaries Vinicio Alvarado, María Duarte, Walter Solís, Alexis Mera and others who she did not remember. Jorge Glas then told her that the information would come from the AP secretary, Galo Mora.
By the first days of September 2013, Mera would have gone to Martínez’s office to tell her that “it required urgent and important values.” Before the request and the doubt that generated to her, she asked to speak with Correa, who was limited to ratify the request, clarifying that she had to speak with Glas.
She spoke with the vice president and the answer was that she already solved it. Shortly after he received the call from Glas’s adviser, Olga Muentes, who told her that Geraldo de Souza, from Odebrecht, would go to the offices of the Concorde building, in the capital, to “leave the money requested by Mera.”
Martinez said she gave the money to Mera through his advisor Pedro Espinosa. According to the researcher, they were $ 200,000, cash that would have arrived in envelopes that came from Odebrecht, as well as the $ 300,000 that he gave to Viviana Bonilla, through Gustavo Bucaram and Christian Viteri. Duarte would have given $ 300,000, through Yamil Massuh; that came from Equitesa and Odebrecht.
Glas would have told Martinez that in addition to Odebrecht, the companies Fopeca, Sanrib, Equitesa, SK, Azul and Hidalgo & Hidalgo would give her money. All the information would have been digitized in a pendrive by Laura Terán.
Once the campaigns were over, Martínez would have received the provision that all this information be condensed into a pendrive to be delivered to Glas. She obeyed, but kept a copy. He was then asked to destroy all the information.
According to Martínez, because Glas was sentenced in the Odebrecht case and the decisions of the Transitory Participation Council to cease high authorities, she received a call from Correa who would have asked her “if all the information had been destroyed.” She said yes, but she remembered later that she had a backup. That extra pendrive was destroyed later.
Source: El Universo – https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2019/09/04/nota/7502017/exasesora-reconocíque-entrego-dinero-ap-que-correa-sabia