Two years, five months and nine days after being detained, the former vice president Jorge G.’s legal situation is complicated. Considered one of the strong and key men of the Government of the Citizen Revolution, he is serving a sentence of six years in prison at the Latacunga Rehabilitation Center , for the crime of illicit association in the Odebrecht case.
To this will be added the sentence that is about to be issued in the coming days by the Court of Judgment for the Bribes case 2012-2016, made up of the national judges Iván León (rapporteur), Iván Saquicela and Marco Rodríguez.
The State Attorney General, Diana Salazar , accused Jorge G. of the direct perpetrator of the crime of bribery and asked the Court to apply an eight-year prison sentence. The same sentence was requested for the other 19 defendants, including former President Rafael C.
But a new trial is coming. This is the so-called Singue case , whose trial hearing will begin on Thursday, March 12, 2020, against the former vice president and 14 other people, for the crime of embezzlement , punishable by up to 13 years in prison.
The tax theory assures that an illicit existed when the Hydrocarbons Secretariat and the consortium Dygoil Consultora y Servicios Petroleros Cia. Ltda. And the firm Gente Oil Development LLC (DCG) signed a contract.
But that is not all; There are four complaints for alleged acts of corruption that are investigated in the Prosecutor’s Office for the so-called cases: Petrochina , Petrotailandia , Refinería del Pacífico and Odebrecht , in which the former vice president is accused of participating.
The first of the aforementioned is for the oil intermediation between Ecuador and Petrochina, which allegedly left losses to the State for about $ 42 million, according to former Assemblyman Diego Salgado.
Regarding the investigation of the Petrotailandia case , it is for the signing of an agreement between said oil company with Petroecuador , in December 2016, that would have caused damage to Ecuador of approximately $ 5,000 million.
As for the investigation for the construction of the Pacific Refinery that should be done jointly by Ecuador and Venezuela, more than $ 1,531 million was spent, but the project is incomplete and paralyzed.
The fourth investigation has to do with organized crime in the Odebrecht case . César Montúfar, who filed the complaint in 2018, said that in this case several crimes are investigated, including: embezzlement, concussion, bribery, illicit enrichment , influence peddling , money laundering, and front-manning.