The Tribunal of the National Court of Ecuador this Monday ratified the bribery ruling against former President Rafael Correa and other indictments and businessmen in the so-called bribery case, preventing him from taking part in the presidential elections on February 7, 2021. in which he aspired to be a vice presidential candidate.
The court convicted 16 of the 20 people convicted of bribery, i.e. Correa, former Vice-President Jorge Glas, MP Viviana Bonilla, former officials Vinicio Alvarado, Cristian Viteri, Alexis Mera, Pamela Martínez, Laura Terán and eight businessmen.
The court ruling shows that the former state secretaries Alexis Mera, Vinicio Alvarado, Maria de los Ángeles Duarte and Walter Solís, as well as Viviana Bonilla, Cristian Viteri and Pamela Martínez are contributors to the crime of increased bribery.
The hearing on the verdict was held in two different rooms due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lawyers and convicts were able to appear electronically.