The judge of the National Court of Justice, Silvia Sánchez, issued an order of preventive detention, prohibition of the transfer of property, prohibition of the alienation of property and detention of accounts against Fernando Alvarado, secretary of Communication in the government of Rafael Correa, who from the October 20 is a fugitive after escaping the country, where he is investigated for alleged embezzlement.
These precautionary measures replace those that Sánchez dictated on August 9, which consisted of the use of the electronic shackle, periodic presentation before the authority and prohibition of leaving the country.
The judge also ordered the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to issue a red alert to locate, capture and extradite Alvarado.
The Attorney General, Paul Perez, with the support of the Attorney General of the State, made this request to the judge at the hearing yesterday in which the precautionary measures were changed.
Sanchez said that 1,340 alerts were reported on the device used by Alvarado and this was never reported to the Ministry of Justice or the Police or the ECU-911.
Meanwhile, Alvarado’s defense lawyer, Carlos Zavala, announced that in the next few days the country where he would be with asylum will be announced.
The Minister of Government, Santiago Cuesta, said in an interview that the escape of Alvarado is the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice, that there “they gave him the key”. “This ministry was with people highly connected to the Correistas, starting with Rosana Alvarado, who has already left. Fans to the death of President Correa. They betrayed him to Paul Granda (minister in charge), his mistake was not having thrown all those people. “
Meanwhile, the Judicial Council (CJ) opened an investigation to determine if the order of the judge on the placement of the shackle to Fernando Alvarado was given after it was noticed that this type of device had failures.
On August 29, the Judicature received an official letter from the Ministry of Justice, which is dated August 8, 2018, in which it is requested to inform the judges to avoid arranging the placement of the electronic shackles, due “to the need to migrate of communication service provider “.
And, also, because the contract for the purchase of the devices was analyzed by the Comptroller General of the State.
Yesterday, this institution disclosed a document with the conclusions of that examination. Among the irregularities, it is mentioned that the number of devices purchased was not supported in any study and that no fines were applied to the company China National Electronic Import and Export Corporation for delays in delivery. (I)