- Title: Ecuador's vice president professes innocence in corruption case
- Date: 22nd August 2017
- Summary: QUITO, ECUADOR (FILE) (REUTERS) THE ALIANZA PAIS PARTY CONVENTION WHERE NOW PRESIDENT LENIN MORENO AND GLAS WERE NAMED AS CANDIDATES MORENO AND GLAS HUGGING AT CONVENTION FROM RIGHT TO LEFT - GLAS, THEN PRESIDENT RAFAEL CORREA AND MORENO ON STAGE AT CONVENTION
- Embargoed: 5th September 2017 01:30
- Keywords: Vice President Jorge Glas President Lenin Moreno corruption illicit association Prosecutor Carlos Baca Odebrecht
- Location: QUITO AND INTAG, ECUADOR
- City: QUITO AND INTAG, ECUADOR
- Country: Ecuador
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0026V8LU83
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Ecuador's top prosecutor said on Monday (August 21) he would present evidence of corruption against the country's embattled vice president, who was stripped of his duties by a presidential decree that stopped short of firing him earlier this month.
Vice President Jorge Glas was sidelined early this month by President Lenin Moreno, who accused him of not being a team player after the vice president said the government was publishing false economic data.
Prosecutor Carlos Baca told reporters his office had evidence of "illicit association" against Glas, in a case linked to the regional corruption scandal cantering on Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
Glas says he is innocent of any wrongdoing and that he hopes to prove his innocence in the court system.
Odebrecht is involved in a sprawling corruption saga and has already paid $3.5 billion in settlements in the United States, Brazil and Switzerland, embroiling politicians across Latin America.
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