Currently the trial of Pedro Delgado Campana, former Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE) and cousin of the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, faces three legal processes. The allegations are of course for bank embezzlement, embezzlement and fraudulent use of false documents.
Although these charges were brought near the final months of 2012, just at the beginning of 2013 legal proceedings started to take place. Last Monday began the preliminary investigation against Pedro Delgado, after four and a half months of the demand made by Assemblyman Enrique Herreria for the crime of fraudulent use of false documents, which is punishable by six to nine years in prison.
Judge Vicente Robalino, who imposed precautionary measures, such as freezing of accounts, is carrying out this case. However it did not set the request of the State Prosecutor for preventive imprisonment.
Now, the assemblyman Jorge Escala (MPD) filed a new lawsuit against Delgado to the prosecutor in order to investigate the origin of eight suspected deposits of $ 2’177, 330 in The Winterbotham Merchant Bank. According Escala, these transactions have been made by the former official. The assemblyman revealed that his source was a report published on February 1 in the website of Bananaleaks.