The Court of Judgment of the Bribery case 2012-2016, regarding the former Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, carried out the following analysis to arrive at a first instance sentence that speaks of his guilt in the degree of mediate author, by instigation, of the crime of aggravated own passive bribery. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.
The Trial Court denied the defense of the exmandatario the requested clarification and extension resources to the sentence and the process is waiting for a ruling on whether or not to give way to the appeal made also to the sentence, not only by Correa but by the remaining 19 sentenced, and thus contradict the arguments used by the first-level court.
If this happens, the appeals court that will review the appeals must confirm and announce the date for the appeal hearing.
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