The undersecretary of Political Action of the Presidency, Iván Granda, follows the clues of the testimony of Luiz Mameri, the former vice president of Odebrecht who affirmed that the alleged bribes to former Vice President Jorge Glas were transferred to Glory International.
Yesterday, the undersecretary announced that he asked the Attorney General’s Office to ask his Brazilian counterpart for all the information that Mameri gave in Brazil to support his testimony.
While the attorney general in charge, Ruth Palacios, said she did not know Mameri’s statement and that it is not in the file. “We are making contacts with Brazil to get all that information,” she added.
Mameri’s denunciations were made in December 2016. Five months later, the then attorney general, Carlos Baca, went to Brazil to gather information from the Odebrecht case, but Mameri’s testimony has not transcended in any judicial process in Ecuador.
In December of 2017, EL UNIVERSO revealed the full testimonies of Mameri. One states that he approved bribes for the former legal secretary of the Presidency, Alexis Mera, who has denied that he received money from the construction company.
This newspaper published last Sunday the video of a testimony of Mameri, which was obtained by the IDL-Reporters network of journalists.
There, the former director points out: “In mid-2011 (…), my subordinate (José Conceiçao Santos), informed me that he was sought by an interlocutor of the then minister Jorge Glas (and) that payments should be made to the minister for an agreement made by him of 1% on the value of all the contracts obtained through the Ministry of Strategic Sectors “.
He explained that Odebrecht took the money for the bribes of the contracts themselves, but did not give amounts. (I)