The Odebrecht case continues to add people involved. Prosecutor Diana Salazar, the coordinator of the Transparency and Anti-Corruption Unit, requested the linking of Juan Pablo Eljuri to the Odebrecht case for allegedly raising money illegally.
His name was mentioned by one of the three detainees in the case involving illegal operations attributed to the South American International Bank (Sai Bank), located in Willemstad, Curaçao, a tax haven. That bank had two branches that operated without authorization in Quito and Guayaquil. According to the investigations, part of the bribes paid by Odebrecht to Ecuadorian officials was transferred through the Sai Bank.
Borja was one of the executives in charge of attracting customers. He offered the services and visited the potential clients. In his version, he pointed out that Juan Eljuri provided a client database of approximately 20,000 names. According to Borja, the owners of the Sai Bank were Juan and Juan Pablo Eljuri. Juan Sarmiento and Paola Alvear, who worked in Cuenca, were arrested with Borja. (I)