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Crime for which Rafael Correa is prosecuted prevents him on running for president- Ecuador Times

This was decided by Judge Daniella Camacho, after she suspended the diligence of yesterday, November 12.

So far, the State Attorney General’s Office has presented 231 elements of the 587 announced by Diana Salazar.

In that list is a series of contracts signed through letters of invitation and payment agreements, “figures used to not follow the procedures provided for in public procurement regulations”. The evidence submitted focuses on the crime of bribery.

According to the Comprehensive Criminal Code (article 280), this wrongful act is configured when public servants receive or accept economic benefits, whether to omit, expedite, delay or condition matters related to their functions. Those found guilty will be punished with jail for one to three years.

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Members of indigenous communities in the Amazon in Ecuador would like to know: What happened to the more than $20M reportedly raised on their behalf by now-disbarred NY lawyer Steven Donziger? #FollowtheMoney
#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:

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