Pedro Delgado, former president of the Central Bank of Ecuador, is in a race against time to solve his immigration status in the United States, otherwise he will have to return to Ecuador and face all the corruption charges imputed against him because his diplomatic passport expires on Friday January 18.
Delgado plans not to return to Ecuador, where the prosecution has issued a preventive warrant, through the National Court of Justice, for the crime of misrepresentation of which he is accused. Juan Carlos Carmigniani, Delgado’s attorney is currently trying to get him a work visa in the North American country, though the task is difficult because he does not have the ordinary passport of Delgado, which is in the hands of the Ecuadorian Embassy and the Consulate.
In case Delgado does not get the visa in the next few hours, the former official would leave U.S. to another country that does not require a visa from Ecuador. He would use his diplomatic passport although it has been cancelled, explained Carmigniani, who claimed to be working on a letter that requests the revocation of the preventive warrant, because it does not corresponds with the preliminary stage investigation carried out by Assemblyman Enrique Herreria.
Carmigniani said this is a violation of the process. “The members of the Court have committed an outrage for using a measure of this nature.”