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United States investigates bribes for $ 6.5 million in Seguros Sucre- Ecuador Times

Ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa leaves leftist ruling party - Associated Press

Two judicial processes in the United States are investigating the payment of bribes at the Ecuadorian state-owned Seguros Sucre SA in exchange for maintaining reinsurance contracts. At the center of the accusation is the former chairman of the board and former adviser to then-president Rafael Correa, Juan Xavier Ribas Domenech , based in Miami.

According to the judicial statement of the US agent in charge of the investigation, the bribes were allegedly paid between 2014 and 2016 and exceed $ 6.5 million . Of that amount, at least $ 1 million was deposited to Ribas Domenech and his relatives in the US financial system. The US, while another part was delivered in cash and investments, which would add about $ 3.6 million.

The allegations are of course money laundering and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the arrest of all individuals is called for. The documents were only made public last Thursday despite dating back to several weeks ago.

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