The investigation in the Manduriacu case advances in the Office of the Prosecutor and points to former Vice President Jorge Glas. At least that is evident from the fiscal impulse issued on Monday by the prosecutor (e) Ruth Palacios.
The requests made by the prosecutor seek to collect data on the reports of justification of the trips that Glas made to Brazil and the results presented.
The office was sent to the Sectoral Council of Habitat, a dependency to which the prosecutor requested the certified copies of the documents signed and sent by Glas as a former Minister of Strategic Sectors to obtain financing for Manduriacu with the Brazilian Ministry of Commerce. The information must be sent to the Office of the Prosecutor in five days.
The Immigration Control Unit of the Ministry of the Interior requested that in five days he remit the certification of migratory movements of Glas between 2008 and 2016.
There is also a request for the Criminal Chamber of the Court to send in eight days the copy of the audio and the record of advance testimony of the Odebrecht reporter José Santos.
The testimony was surrendered in the trial that by illicit association was continued against Glas and others. For that case he was sentenced to six years together with his uncle Ricardo Rivera and others.
In September of 2017 Santos revealed the delivery of bribes for about 50 million to obtain contracts and avoid inconveniences in the country.
Manduriacu was one of the five cases he mentioned. He recalled that in 2011 an entrepreneur, now a fugitive, approached him and told him that he had an acquaintance who wanted Odebrecht to take care of Manduriacu. To finalize the contract he had to pay $ 6.4 million. But the construction company only gave 4 3.8 million, between 2012 and 2014.
That money guaranteed the advance delivery of the bidding rules for its modification. Santos said that “to make viable the financing of this project, several offices were sent by Jorge Glas, who was the coordinating minister of the Strategic Sectors, to the Ministry of Industries and Commerce of Brazil.”
On January 22, the Council of Citizen Participation made the official denunciation for alleged acts of corruption in Manduriacu. The document mentions former President Rafael Correa and Glas, among others.
Participation evidenced the existence of an alleged network dedicated to the abuse of public resources and influence peddling to favor Odebrecht. Eduardo Franco, defender of Glas, said that his client is calm because he had nothing to do, was not a member of commissions and only has political responsibility. (I)