Posted On 08 Aug 2017
The presidential decision to veto the Tax Havens Act does not appeal to everyone in the Legislature. Legislators from the opposition believe that such law does not combat corruption, such as the latest acts of corruption investigated by the Office of the Prosecutor and that reach senior officials of the former and current government.
The coordinator of the CREO bloc, Roberto Gomez, said that “the law is unenforceable and unconstitutional.” The uncle of the vice president used a building and department in Quito to charge the bribes. We have to investigate the origin of the money, not its destination,” he explained.
That legislation, which was the result of a referendum held on February 19, prohibits elected officials and candidates from having properties and resources in tax havens. (I)