Quito, December 12 (Prensa Latina) A new judicial hearing will today deal with a request for the consolidation of sentences that could lead to the certain freedom of former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glass, who is considered a victim of the judicialization of politics.
The defense of the former vice president asked the judge of the penitentiary guarantee of Pichincha Melissa Muñoz to define the same sanction for Glass, sentenced to six years for the alleged crimes of illegal cooperation in the Odebrecht case and for aggravated bribery in the case Was sentenced to eight years. Bribe.
Last January they denied him the consolidation of sentences because of embezzlement charges whose sentence was not yet final, however, that panorama changed in early November.
Last month, the National Court of Justice dismissed charges against the former vice president and six others involved in alleged irregularities in contracts to extract oil in the Singae field during Rafael Correa’s government (2007-2017).
With this decision, former vice-governors can ask to join the sanctions and reach the so-called pre-release.
Glass’s attorney, Edison Loaiza, argues that the judges now have no legal justification to deny the request, since the defendant has served the term of imprisonment provided by law.
Fourteen days earlier, Judge Emerson Kuripalo of the Santo Domingo de los Sachilas Criminal Unit issued a precautionary measure that facilitated the release of the former vice president, who must appear once a week in Guayaquil and is barred from leaving the country Has been.
The politician left Prison 4 in Quito on the night of 28 November, where dozens of people, including friends, activists and the media, were waiting for him.
Lawyers for the former deputy governor, as well as jurists and human rights activists, agree that there is no evidence to prove any of the crimes for which he was prosecuted.
The glass is considered a symbol of “law” (legal warfare) in Ecuador, where the persecution unleashed by the government of Lenin Moreno (2017–2021) against followers of Correa’s ideas forced many of them into exile.