A day after the end of the 90 days of prosecution for the offense of offering influence peddling against former Assemblywoman of the correato, Sofía Espín, Attorney General Ruth Palacios Brito requests the National Court of Justice to determine a date to reformulate charges towards the crime of attempted fraud.
In the request of the prosecutor Palacios, delivered on March 8, it is indicated that of the results of the investigation, compiled since December 27, 2018, it appears that they have “justifiably varied the elements that led” to the legal qualification of an initial criminal type and now warns “the existence of the crime of Tentative of Procedural Fraud”.
The charge reformulation hearing will also reach Yadira Cadena, an attorney who is also part of this investigation and who was one of the lawyers who defended former President Rafael Correa in the prosecution for the plagiarism of political activist Fernando Balda.
The process against Cadena and Espin was opened after both visited the Confidence Center of Chillogallo to Jéssica Falcón, a former intelligence officer who was being prosecuted at the time of the visit as the author of the kidnapping of Balda. Apparently both made offers to Falcon to change her version and leave without participation of former president Correa in the case.
Upon request, the judge in charge of the case, Iván Saquicela, decided to accept the request for reformulation and indicated for March 20 next, at 3:00 p.m., in the Mezzanine 1 of the National Court of Justice. (I)