Enrique Herreria: “Hope the Prosecutor’s Office does not invent subterfuges”
In declarations with Radio Democracia, independent lawmaker Enrique Herreria, demanded the Prosecutor’s Office to act “and not to invent any non-legal subterfuge to avoid criminal liability that should be imputed to Mr. Delgado,” President of the Central Bank of Ecuador, who yesterday resigned admitting he had lied by submitting false university degrees.
“To a partial confession, relay of proofs,” said Herreria, who has been conducting a thorough investigation of what he calls “irregularities” committed by Pedro Delgado in the different functions he has held on his cousin’s government, President Rafael Correa. Therefore, after insisting on the legal actions, he explained that counterfeit university degrees and have inserted false data in the documentation (resume) to obtain a charge, under Articles 337 and 338 of the Penal Code, are punishable crimes of 9 and 12 years of imprisonment.
On her behalf, the government of former Assemblyman, Betty Amores, in declarations with Radio City, described as “untimely“, Delgado’s resignation, and criticized President Rafael Correa for not having fired him before and, instead, give him “homage“. Anyway, at this point, she said that the president shares responsibility for the excesses of Delgado.