Posted On 26 Jun 2017
The Creo-SUMA legislative bloc took two weeks to collect the signatures supporting the impeachment case against Vice President Jorge Glas. Between tomorrow and Wednesday, this group plans to formalize the request. According to the Law, they require at least 46 signatures, documentary backs of the complaint and announcement of the trial for the entire process. The formal petitioner for the trial will be Roberto Gómez, coordinator of the bloc.
The grounds of judgment is extortion, one of the figures established in the Constitution. They point to Glas for “allowing” this crime in the strategic sectors, which were under his responsibility. The documentary evidence is based on the Petroecuador and Alecksey Mosquera cases. They enumerate the investigations carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office for bribery, embezzlement and illicit enrichment.
In addition, 16 journalistic articles published in different national media are listed. These are about acts of corruption in strategic sectors by former officials, such as Álex Bravo. Another evidence is an interview of former Minister Carlos Pareja from the United States. Several responses by the former official, now fugitive from justice, are collected, like “Is Glas an accomplice? I think so.” Sections of the Penal Code and the Constitution are among the foundations.
For example, the one that speaks of the crimes by omission, that is to say, to allow third parties to commit them. As evidence, there are also press releases and decrees. For example, Decree No. 15 of the government of Rafael Correa, that granted Glas responsibility in the strategic sectors. (I)