On January 17, 2019, the Office of the Prosecutor requested the National Court of Justice to set the time and date to file charges against the former communications superintendent, Carlos Ochoa.
The former official is signaled by an alleged document forgery. Ochoa was accused of alleged forgery and use of a false document, since the Supercom printed 300,000 pocket texts of the Organic Law of Communication, in which the correction of the second subparagraph of the transitory sixth of the rule is observed, with which sanctioned 11 radios.
In July 2017, the national expert Marco Maldonado denied the request to close the case, which had been requested by the ex-attorney general Galo Chiriboga. Maldonado argued that “there is no basis whatsoever to accept the request filed file, so it corresponds to deny it.”
URGENTE | Fiscalía solicitó a la @CorteNacional fijar fecha para formular cargos a Carlos O., exsuperintendente de #Supercom por presunta falsificación de documento, cuando habría aplicado progresivamente sanciones que no constaban en la ley a varios medios de comunicación. pic.twitter.com/h1pSsO2VvZ— Fiscalía Ecuador (@FiscaliaEcuador) 17 de enero de 2019
This is because the request was made on July 21, when Chiriboga was no longer in office. After this resolution, the Supercom clarified at the time that the law and due process will be respected.
In addition, he recalled that there is a ruling by ex-prosecutor Chiriboga, which “clearly establishes that there are no merits to determine criminal liability in the case under investigation.” (I)