Ecuadorean Vice-President Denies Links to Odebrecht Corruption Case

Ecuador's Vice-President, Jorge Glas

Quito, June 23 (RHC)-- Ecuador's Vice-President, Jorge Glas, has denied any links to a corruption case involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, which is being investigated for bribing government officials in 12 countries. 

"There is not one proof against me. I have nothing to hide, and my hands are clean," said Glas, during a public hearing before the Fiscal Committee of Ecuador's National Assembly.  In a hearing lasting almost three hours, Glas said that he was never part of any contracts being given to Odebrecht. 

Glas, who was the running mate of President Lenin Moreno in their winning presidential election campaign this year, called for this hearing to review his political history. He was also the vice-president of former president, Rafael Correa, between 2013 and 2017. 

He was seeking to quiet voices from the opposition which has accused him of being linked to Odebrecht. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino



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