Prosecutor Ruth Amoroso requested a date and time to file charges against Ricardo Rivera, uncle of Vice President Jorge Glas; the businessman, Tomislav Topic; and his son Jan Topic; for the investigation of the crime of money laundering, in the Odebrecht case.
The three of them are being investigated for suspicious transactions within the Odebrecht bribery scheme.
Ricardo Rivera remains in prison and faces a trial for illicit association. Now, he must defend himself in a second open process against him: money laundering.
Tomislav Topic, in his version, rendered in July, said that he delivered $ 5.7 million in services to Rivera for contacting him with Chinese investors and with the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and indicated that it was a courtesy.
In August, Topic delivered to the authorities $ 2,582,000, which he said was included in the balance sheets of his company Telconet, but came from an unrecognized sender in 2010.
He did it through 3 deposits to the Banco del Pacífico account ordered by the request of the prosecutor Diana Salazar. They were $ 1,980,000, $ 200,000 and, finally, 400,000 money received as evidence.
This source sought an interview with those involved, but is still awaiting a response. .
The new case will be processed in the Judicial Unit North # 2, of Guayaquil. (I)