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

Date: Nov 15, 2019

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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