At noon this Tuesday, the co-judges of the Court of Cassation of the Bribery case 2012-2016 sent to the General Prosecutor’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office with the full content of the thirteen memorials with the requests for expansion and clarification of the sentence with which they denied the cassational charges admitted for 16 of the 20 sentenced for the crime of aggravated bribery.
At 12:38 on Tuesday, the procedural subjects were notified of the ruling of the Criminal Chamber of the National Court of Justice (CNJ), made up of co-judges Lauro de la Cadena, José Layedra and Milton Ávila. In it, it is defined that a 48-hour transfer with the content of the resources is carried out to the procedural counterpart, that is, to the official accusation: The Prosecutor’s Office, and the private accusation: The Attorney General’s Office, so that in exercise of their right to contradiction pronounce on the matter.
Once the Prosecutor’s Office and the Procurator’s Office refer to the horizontal appeals for expansion and clarification raised by the defendants, the Court of Cassation will announce whether or not they should expand or clarify what the appellants request from the written judgment released on 8 last September.
Among those who presented their appeals for expansion and clarification of the ruling issued by the Court of Cassation of the CNJ are former President Rafael Correa, former Legal Secretary Alexis Mera, former legislator Christian Viteri, Assemblywoman Viviana Bonilla and the former President of the Presidency, Pamela Martínez . All, except for Martínez, received a sentence of eight years in prison.
On behalf of the ten sentenced businessmen, they only raised the appeals for expansion and clarification: William Phillips, Mateo Choi, Édgar Salas, Pedro Verduga, Ramiro Galarza, José Hidalgo and Bolívar Sánchez. They all received an eight-year sentence as direct perpetrators.
The businessman Teodoro Calle also requested three clarifications to the sentence, but also requested that the respective deposit voucher or the account numbers, subline code and other necessary data be granted to me, in order to be able to make the payment, by certified check, of the fixed comprehensive repair amount. The Court of Cassation replied that it will be the Execution Court that must provide the requested data.
In the final part of the 19-point ruling, it was announced that the official letter received on September 14, sent by the Secretary of the Presidency of the Provincial Court of Justice of Guayas, is added to the process, in which the physical presentations are sent. made in Guayas by the defendants in the case. (I)