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Odebrecht Scandal Hits Ecuador – Latinvex

Date: Jun 22, 2017

QUITO — The investigation into the Ecuadorian angle of the Odebrecht corruption scandal [has] slammed the new administration. One June 2, the public prosecutor’s office arrested six people and searched homes and offices in Quito, Guayaquil, and Latacunga. The most prominent target was comptroller general Carlos Pólit, who now faces impeachment. But vice president Jorge Glas’s seat also looks shaky; he has called the latest scandals a “coup attempt.” In its plea bargain with US, Brazilian, and Swiss authorities, construction firm Odebrecht acknowledged to have paid at least $33.5 million in bribes to an Ecuadorian government official. Read more>>