The Attorney General’s Office, Galo Chiriboga, announced yesterday during an inauguration in Quito, the beginning of an investigation to confirm or dismiss the possibility that the state is paying the defense costs of the former president of the Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE), Pedro Delgado, who is also the cousin of the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, while facing a preventive prison warrant for the alleged crime of intentional use of false documents.
Chiriboga did not give too many details about the suspicion, adding that he is expects that the Super Intendancy Bank give’s him more information. The prosecutor said he was informed about the possibility that the defense of Delgado is being sponsored by an insurance that supposedly protects the AGD-CFN Trust No More Impunity, Delgado agency before he abruptly resign from his position.
The prosecutor concluded by saying that, in the event that the relationship between the defense of Delgado and insurance agency is confirmed it could be “an irregular fact.” Moreover, the defense counsel Delgado, Juan Carlos Carmigniani, said that the extradition of his client is “not applicable” because the prison order “is not ready” and the nature of the crime of which he is accused “is not extraditable.”
Additionally it was revealed that Francisco Clavijo Endara, Delgado’s brother-in-law, was the coordinator of the Technical Secretariat of the trust, who has already been reported to the prosecution for the alleged irregularity in the granting of an $ 800,000 loan in favor of Gaston Duzac.