On the basis of a report, it is investigated in order to determine alleged administrative, civil or criminal responsibilities. Months ago the aforementioned official argued that it was a media attack that obeyed political interests.
The prefect of Manabí, Mariano Zambrano Segovia, on the afternoon of Monday 9 April was notified by the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office with the start of an investigative process for the alleged crime of illicit enrichment.
This happens after the end of last March the Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS) outgoing presented the conclusive report No. 145-2017. He sent it to the Office of the Comptroller General and the Office of the Prosecutor to establish presumed administrative, civil or criminal responsibilities.
In three articles and a final provision, the 33-page report of the former CPCCS acknowledged and partially accepted the recommendations of the conclusive investigation report, initiated to determine alleged illegalities committed by the Prefect. This, by entering into contracts with the State through companies where it would be a shareholder together with their relatives, against express legal provisions.
The initial denunciation was presented by the manabitas jurists Francisco Bravo, Marcelo Farfán and exlegislador Leonardo Viteri.
They mentioned that the Prefect of Manabí and his son, Assemblyman Mariano Zambrano Vera, would have incurred, even in the crime of perjury, by handing over his sworn declaration of ownership by omitting his actions and positions in the Mardcomsa-Marzam Consortium, which has contracts with the public sector.
For example, a contract dates from 2012, signed between the Strategic Public Company Electric Corporation of Ecuador (Celec EP) and Marzam for multimodal transport (maritime and land, reception, storage and dispatch), for the supply of fuel oil 6 and Diesel for the Jaramijó Thermoelectric Power Plant, for $ 18.6 million.
Another contract accounts for the sum of $ 5.7 million.
That, according to the complainants, transgresses the Constitution, the Organic Comprehensive Criminal Code (COIP), the Organic Law of the National System of Public Procurement (Losncp, the Organic Law of Public Service (Losep) and the Organic Electoral Law and Political Organizations – Code of the Democracy
In front of this, the Prefect publicly indicated, last August, that it was a media attack that obeys political interests. “Neither my son nor I are involved in any prohibition, as maliciously claim those who have interests and computer lobbies replicated in various media.”
Bravo is struck by the fact that the Prosecutor’s investigation is for only one type of crime, since he noted that in the ex-CPCCS report there are others mentioned that the provincial prosecutor, Enrique García, did not accept the full report of the Council where it is said that the Prefect and his son have committed crimes such as: influences and money laundering, “said Bravo.
That is why they will file two legal actions: one of them the recusal, since the Prosecutor who initiated the investigation was the same one who requested the file of the case months ago.
“There are no guarantees of transparency for the prosecutor himself to carry out the investigation,” he said.
Until the closing of this note, the Prefect did not answer the calls to his phone to know his version regarding the beginning of this fiscal investigation, of a criminal nature against him.
It was presented by the jurists Francisco Bravo, Marcelo Farfán and exlegislador Leonardo Viteri. They maintain that the Prefect of Manabí and his son, Assemblyman Mariano Zambrano Vera, would have even incurred the crime of perjury.
3 articles and a final provision contain the 33 pages of the former CPCCS report.
Contracts would violate the law
The companies where the prefect and his family members are shareholders would have contracts with the State. (I)