Yesterday, August 7th, 2019, the Ecuadorian attorney general, Diana Salazar, requested the preventive detention of the ex-president Rafael Correa, for his connection to the 2012-2016 Bribes case. Salazar defined Correa as the principal author of the crimes and requested that Interpol should capture Correa.
Salazar verified Correa’s connection with the bribery case, noting that there was a deposit of $ 6,000 in cash in the former president’s personal account, dated May 16, 2014, which confirmed to the Prosecutor’s Office that he as a public official participated, and received money from the people linked to business activities. , who delivered resources, in cash or through the crossing of invoices.
Correa on his Twitter account confirmed that he received the money although he excused himself stating that the deposit was merely a petty cash transaction, not worthy of being documented.
Along with Correa, the prosecutor also asked for the detention for former ministers like Vinicio Alvarado and Walter Solís; former minister and former vice-president Glas, in addition to Yamil Massuh, political advisor to Duarte. All were linked as criminal authors.
For the remaining 17 persons linked to the crimes, among which are the current Assemblywoman Bonilla and former Legislator Viteri, Salazar requested a ban on leaving the country and periodic submission to the competent authorities.
For all, the Prosecutor asked for the prohibition of alienating goods, the retention of accounts in the local financial system to guarantee a repair that would be around $ 7.8 million.
Source: El Universo