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New evidence on the alleged case of corruption involving the brother-in-law of President Guillermo Lasso, forced the Government to change its position, and after denying its existence of facts, ordered proceedings to arrest those involved and make them available to the Ecuadorian prosecutor's office .

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President Lasso sent a letter this Monday, January 16, 2023, to Diana Salazar, State Attorney General, to inform her about the recent provisions regarding complaints of alleged irregularities in contracts in the electricity sector.

The president instructed the Ministry of Government and the Police to locate two people allegedly involved in the corruption case.

The former official Hernán Luque and Rubén Chérrez were alluded to in the audios that reveal alleged corruption in public companies in the electricity sector.

According to the journalist Andersson Boscán, from La Posta, Cherres is the best friend of his brother-in-law (Danilo Carrera) and Luque is the former presidential delegate in public companies.

Additionally, Lasso warned that in the event that they have left the country, "international cooperation, particularly with Interpol, should be activated, so that, if they are prosecuted by the State Attorney General's Office, they cannot escape the hands of the administration of Justice." .

"I want to insist that I will not tolerate any act of corruption in my government, wherever it occurs," he said.

"... and that it is the official position of the Executive, as it cannot be otherwise, because it is its legal and ethical obligation, that any person involved in criminal acts be criminally prosecuted, for which the entity that you direct will count with all the information required for the exercise of its powers”, noted the president.

The National Government will give all the facilities to the Prosecutor's Office to investigate an alleged corruption scheme in public companies, said Minister Francisco Jiménez, at a press conference at the Carondolet Palace.

The Minister of Government, Francisco Jiménez; Iván Correa, General Secretary of the Public Administration and Cabinet; Juan Zapata, Minister of the Interior and Diego Ordóñez, Secretary of Public and State Security, offered a press conference to delve into details related to the alleged acts of corruption in public companies.

A journalistic investigation by La Posta revealed a network of corruption in the electricity sector that would be headed by Danilo Carrera, Lasso's brother-in-law and that would be operating in the National Electricity Corporation (CNEL) and the Ecuadorian Electricity Corporation (CELEC).

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