Three years after the former president of the Central Bank of Ecuador (BCEfor its Spanish acronym) of the cousin of President Rafael Correa Delgado, Pedro Miguel Delgado Campana, publicly accepted that he forged a university degree in economics, justice has not yet succeeded to prosecute him.
Delgado was sued for the alleged fraudulent use of forged documents in December 2013; at the preliminary hearing of the trial and justification of the judgement, presided by Judge Vicente Robalino, preventive detention was ratified.
Prosecutor General Galo Chiriboga confirmed that this alleged crime “can not be tried in absentia” because “this is indicated by the Constitution and various international instruments.”
This is not the same case of the crime of bank embezzlement in the management of the Cofiec Bank, by which Delgado was already sentenced to prison earlier this year.
For both processes, justice authorities submitted to US extradition requests. “We are hoping that the United States ,” Chiriboga said in an interview with this newspaper.
On December 20, 2012, Delgado left the country bound for Miami (USA) to attend the wedding of his son. This happened after he admitted in a press conference that he counterfeited his university degree to do a Master in the Central American Institute for Business Administration (INCAE for its Spanish acronym) and the same that served to hold public office.