Ecuadorian Prosecutor's Office raids offices of the Presidency and Petroecuador | News

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The Ecuadorian State Attorney General's Office (FGE) reported this Friday on the raid of the government offices belonging to the Legal Undersecretary of the Presidency of the Republic, as well as the Management and Prosecutor's Office of Petroecuador, in the framework of the case of alleged corruption that It is named after the state oil company.

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"Ecuador's Prosecutor's Office and Police raid the offices of Petroecuador's Management and Attorney's Office and the Legal Undersecretary of the Presidency in Quito. Indications related to the investigation for an alleged crime of corruption are raised," the FGE published on its network account social Twitter.

Similarly, the entity reported that the homes of the general manager of Petroecuador, Hugo Aguiar, the former state manager Ítalo Cedeño, the former vice minister Marcos Miranda and the former advisor to the Petroecuador Refining Management, CĂ©sar Pazmiño, were also raided.

The government institution also detailed that storage devices, laptops, cell phones, and documents were seized from homes.

It is worth mentioning that the FGE had initially announced that the raids were carried out within the framework of the Encuentro Case, however, it rectified, stating that this had been a mistake and that the operatives belonged to the Petroecuador Case.

The Encuentro Case, to which reference was made with the Prosecutor's error, investigates a network of corruption in public companies in Ecuador, especially in the National Electricity Corporation (CNEL), the Electricity Corporation of Ecuador (Celec) and also in Petroecuador.

In the Petroecuador case, several former executives of the company are being investigated who allegedly committed the crime of concussion, in which an official commits when something is demanded for the Administration that is later taken as personal property.

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