Last year, Pamela Martínez – Rafael Correa’s ex-advisor who is being detained for the Sobornos case – traveled from Quito to Guayaquil. I was restless, she said in the early testimony she gave last September 3.
A call from Rafael Correa happened, where he requested her to destroy all the information she handled about Alianza PAIS.
“I have a habit of being trusted,” Pamela Martínez said in her early testimony. And she added that by not having a safe, she decided to put his notes and other important papers behind the fireplace.
On May 4 of this year, the ex-adviser of Correa was arrested and in the raid on her house were the notes that he had hidden behind the chimney, that way the route was opened for the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate more accurately the relationship among former officials, AP candidates and companies that financed their campaigns through the crossing of invoices, as well as the delivery of envelopes with cash to senior government officials.
Pamela Martínez, in tears and offering apologies to those who had been involved with her orders, assured the Prosecutor’s Office that she only tried to be efficient and fulfill the orders of her superior: former President Rafael Correa.
To date, there are 26 people investigated: fourteen public officials and twelve businessmen. Of them, those who worked for the previous Government and were indicated in the notes (Viviana Bonilla, Alexis Mera, Christian Viteri, among others) have rejected that these papers have legal validity.
Source: El Universo – https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2019/09/08/nota/7507645/apuntes-pamela-martinez-abrieron-rutas-caso-sobornos