In less than 2 years, Ecuador is at its 3rd Vice President. The elected Jorge Glas, in prison for 6 years and his successor María Alejandra Vicuña, appointed in October 2017, are both swept away by scandals of corruption scandals and “under-invoicing”
Friday, December 7, 2018 (( rezoneodwes.com)) – Some 24 hours, after being temporarily removed from the Palace by the president Lenin Moreno, to be at the disposal of the Ecuadorian Justice, in a case of “under-invoicing of the services of a former employee” Vice President María Alejandra Vicuña announced her resignation.
This time, in the context of another revelation made by the Ecuadorian press, in this case the newspaper “Código Vidrio”.
“ The country does not deserve this instability, so I submit my resignation to the post of Vice President of Ecuador “wrote Vicuña on his Twitter account, a day after President Lenin Moreno demanded that she go to defend the charges in court. 19659003]
The scandal erupted when the Ecuadorian site “Código Vidrio” revealed that former Vice President Vicuña had received $ 14,650 from her adviser Karla Obando Ortiz on her account, including $ 26,000 unidentified source respectively in 2009 and 2011.
In total, the Vice-President reportedly made transfers and deposits worth more than US $ 400,000 since 2008, including income, as a public official, ind digital media.
According to the Codigo Vidrio website, the senior official or the former number 2 of the Ecuadorian Executive, through these bank transfers, accumulated a total of $ 1.2 million
The Attorney General's office opened Wednesday an investigation to trace back to the origin alleged alleged irregular contributions Vicuña would have received and the accusation of the politician of the opposition, Andrés Páez, for trafficking
The former vice-president felt that the charges against her were due to extortion conspiracy and a campaign to discredit the Lenin government's achievements by the opposition.