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A court upheld the five-year prison sentence of Pedro Delgado, cousin of former President Correa

The Tribunal of the National Court of Justice (CNJ) of Ecuador this Wednesday dismissed the appeal against Pedro Delgado, cousin of former President Rafael Correa, who held the position of Advisor to the President and President of the Central Bank of Ecuador.

Delgado was sentenced to five years in prison for illicit enrichment last January for failing to justify increasing his fortune by more than $ 394,000.

The prosecutor’s investigation began in 2015 after the State Comptroller General Office released a report on the affidavits Delgado made between May 2009 and January 2013.

A court upheld the five-year prison sentence of Pedro Delgado, cousin of former President Correa
A court upheld the five-year prison sentence of Pedro Delgado, cousin of former President Correa

At the hearing on Wednesday, Delgado’s attorney Lolita Montoya argued that the prosecution had no aggravating circumstances and the defense had no attenuating circumstances and that she was sentenced to five years in prison, which she considered “disproportionate”. . Therefore, he has requested that the imprisonment be for two years, as reported by “El Universo”.

For his part, prosecutor Wilson Toainga has assured that the verdict was justified because Delgado was a fugitive from justice. The member of the attorney general Tania Silva also spoke on this line.

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