A UAFE report reveals how he went from mid-level positions to being a protagonist in the presidential office and in the Constitutional Court. Your testimony is key in the “Green Rice” case.
In the Constitutional Court, Pamela M. is remembered more for her taste for cosmetics than for her failures. She arrived at the country’s highest court of justice on October 25, 2015, when the three judges of the court were renewed. His perfect 100/100 exam led her to lead the Court.
However, she preferred to be the vice president. A worker of that entity assures that he was not cordial in dealing with the officials. Once, supposedly, he asked his staff member to leave the elevator because it took up space. “We were perplexed,” recalls the man.
At the Court he only had confidence with his assistant Laura T., who accompanied him from the Presidency of the Republic. She kept records of her medical appointments and beauty centers, as well as her public and private meetings and travel itineraries.
Now, they are investigated by the Prosecutor for alleged crimes of illicit association, bribery and influence peddling. Both left traces to discover a parallel system of receiving money from companies with state contracts to finance the campaigns of Rafael Correa and Alianza PAIS. In this system, Pamela M. had the function of receiving millions of dollars and distributing them to pay the suppliers of the campaign.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, she confessed that she fulfilled this task at the behest of former President Correa, who trusted her so much that she gave him that responsibility. The truth is that the life of Pamela M. changed with the arrival of the Citizen Revolution to power in 2007. Rafael Correa was his personal friend.
Your mentor in boy scouts. For that reason, she was chosen as Adviser 1 of the then Chief Executive. Until before that date, Pamela M. had unenlightened positions in the public and private sectors. After graduating as a lawyer in 1993, she worked until 2000 in a legal study of the main port and in the University of Guayaquil until 2005.
Two years later she occupied her first position in the correísta administration. In February 2007 she was an advisor to the Minister of Labor and Employment, Antonio Gagliardo, and later, she was assistant director in the Labor Relations Department of the State Attorney’s Office. His arrival in Carondelet was in September 2009.
His immediate boss was Correa. In the Government Palace everyone knew that Pamela M. had the backing of the former president. In his first statement to the Prosecutor’s Office, on May 4, he said that his job was to be a link with the people who wrote letters to the then Head of State. She made an appointment to talk to them and then presented a report to the coordinators Cassia Delgado, Jorge Troya or Luisa González.
However, with the confidence of his boss went to the Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control to organize the contest for the first Constitutional Court. She supervised the process. The mission fulfilled it with the results expected from the Government.
He returned to the Presidency and later, in the renewal of the Constitutional Court, was the first to occupy that position. In those years of correísmo increased its patrimony. According to a report by the Economic and Financial Analysis Unit (UAFE), between 2014 and 2015 it spent $ 83,850. In that last year $ 18 thousand were destined for dental expenses.
In private insurance he invested $ 5.650 million. Despite her closeness to Alianza PAIS and the Executive, Pamela M. was “careful” not to get involved officially with that political movement. Even in his resume he always attached documents of the electoral body that justified that he did not belong to any party or political movement.
It also justified that it was not registered or authorized in the Official System of Public Contracting of Ecuador. An unblemished resume for competitions. Now his denunciation is key in the case that involves for the moment three of the people of the correísta dome.
They are Alexis M .; María de las Ángeles D. and Vinicio A. The first two assured the Prosecutor’s Office that they did know Pamela M. and they remember her as Rafael Correa’s advisor. A woman who walked calmly through the corridors of the Carondelet Palace. (I)