Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas should appear today at audience hearings, otherwise they could be prosecuted
One year and almost two months after the ex-president Rafael Correa was linked to the process for the plagiarism of Fernando Balda (June 18, 2018) and 22 days after the two years that former Vice President Jorge Glas was linked to the case The crime of illicit association Odebrecht (August 29, 2017), both, together with 20 other people, return today to the National Court of Justice (CNJ) for a bond hearing in a corruption case.
This time they will be charged with crimes of bribery, illicit association and influence peddling, for which former officials of the Correa government were being investigated as former legal secretary Alexis Mera; his minister, María Duarte; his personal advisor, Pamela Martínez; and former Presidency Assistant Laura Terán.
From the public sector, the list of related parties is completed with former Secretary of Water Walter Solís; former Minister Vinicio Alvarado and his ex-advisor María Augusta Enriquez; Assemblywoman Viviana Bonilla; the ex-legislator Christian Viteri; Yamil Massuh, ex-advisor of Duarte; and Ítalo Centanaro, former manager of Coca Codo.
In addition, the prosecutor Diana Salazar asks that 13 entrepreneurs related to companies benefiting from contracts be linked, who would have given contributions, in cash and by crossing invoices, to Alianza PAIS (AP).
Glas is already serving a six-year sentence for the Odebrecht case in the Cotopaxi CRS; Mera meets a house arrest and uses an electronic device; Duarte periodically presents himself at the CNJ; and Martínez and Terán are in the Chillogallo Trust Center.
The audience might be extended by another 30 days, but the judge of the case, Daniella Camacho, ordered on June 19 that the tax investigation does not exceed September 29.
Source: El Universo