Prosecutor opens previous investigation against Rafael Correa and other former officials in Odebrecht case
Organized crime is the second offense for which former President Rafael Correa opened a preliminary investigation into the Office of the Prosecutor. The crime to investigate arises from a complaint filed by César Montúfar and would have to do with the corruption processes that Odebrecht implemented in the country to obtain contracts in public works.
The notification includes other ex-officio officials such as Jorge Glas, former Vice President of the Republic; Alexis Mera, legal secretary of the Presidency; José Serrano, former Minister of the Interior. The list of those investigated also includes former prosecutors General Carlos Baca and Galo Chiriboga, former Comptroller Carlos Pólit, former Attorney Diego García and Brazilian Odebrecht.
César Montúfar affirms that the crime he denounced existed because what was established in Ecuador during the decade of correismo was a phenomenon of institutional corruption.
“Corruption stopped being an isolated phenomenon to become a way of government and that corresponds to an organized criminal structure,” said Montufar, while announcing that tomorrow will go to 10:30 to the Attorney to render a version on this fact.
Montufar reported this case on March 5 last. (I)