Moreno orders the Ecuador Anti-Corruption Secretariat to be closed for alleged political interference

The President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, has ordered the anti-corruption secretariat to be closed due to complaints from the judiciary about the institution’s alleged interference, in order to end some investigations.

“I am a man of dialogue and consensus, and if there is any doubt that this secretariat could slow down in any case of corruption, Madam Prosecutor, Madam President of the National Court of Justice and Madam President of the Council of Justice, I will close the secretariat today Anti-corruption, “he announced on Wednesday evening.

Prosecutors, the National Court of Justice and the Judicial Council have been complaining in recent weeks about the anti-corruption secretariat’s response to requests to purchase medical supplies to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Moreno orders the Ecuador Anti-Corruption Secretariat to be closed for alleged political interference
Moreno orders the Ecuador Anti-Corruption Secretariat to be closed for alleged political interference

The investigation “has been impacted several times by the information or requests from the anti-corruption secretariat,” Attorney General Diana Salazar said in a letter to Moreno, assuring that she “is far from helping to alert or investigate the suspects, and increases the risk of.” Leakage “from them.

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