Spanish – The Tribunal of the National Court of Justice of Ecuador ordered the seizure of the real estate of former President Rafael Correa as reparation in the bribery case.
A list with 87 properties and 44 vehicles. Those are part of the properties to be seized that belong to Correa and 17 of the 20 sentenced. The officials are being accused of using public funds to pay bribes between 2012 and 2016.
Correa is charged with paying 778,224 USD out of a total of 14.7 million USD to be seized.
Correa faces the judiciary
The comprehensive reparation to the state seeks to recover the money involved in the corruption network that includes 20 convicts, among them the former president and his second vice president, Jorge Glas, currently in prison for his role in the Odebrecht case.
Contrary to his binomial, Correa has so far enjoyed his freedom, since he is out of the country taking asylum in Belgium. However, according to the court’s latest ruling, this may change since it is requesting the extradition of those convicted who are outside the country.”Red notice proceedings are underway with Interpol,” the court states.
At least eight of those sentenced from Correa’s government are outside the country, including Vinicio Alvarado, Viviana Bonilla, and Christian Viteri. Meanwhile, the former president claims on social media that he is facing persecution.
38 procesos penales, cierre de cuentas, suspensión de pensión vitalicia, embargo de bienes… ¿Recuerdan una persecución tan brutal?
Pronto no tendrán dónde esconderse.
¡Resistiremos y venceremos!#LosCorruptosSiempreFueronEllos
¡TODO, TODITO 1! https://t.co/nRbyLbhcqf
— Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) December 21, 2020
The Attorney General’s Office is the entity in charge of the execution of the seizure, according to the court’s disposition.
It is worth mentioning that the Office had the majority of evidence against the former president and was burned in October 2019 during the protests against the government of Lenin Moreno (which detonated what would be the Bolivarian breezes that hit the entire region). Moreno was Correa’s first Vice President and is now his enemy.
Moreno’s presidency is coming to an end, and the possibility that the current state of affairs will return seems latent. That is why the judiciary must act before it is too late since, under Correa’s command, he and his allies enjoyed impunity.
Once out of power, the first to fall was Glas. If the court acts now, even Correa would fall. This would be a blow to 21st-century socialism as a whole.
Correa and his link to Podemos
The parliamentarian and vice president of Vox, Spain, Victor González highlights what happened and points out the support of Podemos for Correa.
El tribunal de la corte nacional de Justicia en Ecuador ha ordenado el embargo de todos los bienes entre otros de #RafaelCorrea. Recordar q en Ecuador sigue gobernando su partido y el q fue su candidato. Correa es un criminal que contó con el apoyo directo de comunistas esapñoles pic.twitter.com/mIZvGXlJTS
— Victor González (@vicpiedra) December 21, 2020
González traveled personally along with MEP Hermann Tertsch to investigate the criminal network in which the leaders of 21st-century socialism on both sides of the Atlantic participated.
Among his investigations is the accusation of kidnapping and attempting murder of an opposition deputy allegedly executed by Correa.
Furthermore, Correa was reportedly the facilitator of 54 million Euros sent from Venezuela to Spain to benefit Pablo Iglesias.
While the Venezuelan people are suffering from hunger, the socialist government redistributed the wealth to its allies and, if proven, Correa played a primary role. So that if he finally ends up in prison as his vice president, Correa’s punishment would be exemplary towards him and his allies in the entire Iberian sphere.