Ecuador’s national court gave the former Vice President of the country Jorge Glas eight years in prison on a corrupt article.
The case concerned fraudulent contracts for the production of petroleum products. Two of his ministers, Wilson Pastor and Carlos Rareya Yannuzzelli, were sentenced to eight years on embezzlement charges along with Glas. Four other participants in the corruption scheme received the same punishment, while six other suspects in the case were acquitted.
This is the third conviction Glass has received. In 2017, shortly after President Lenin Moreno removed him from office, he was sentenced to six years in prison in a corruption case involving construction firms. This corruption scandal, known as the “Oderbucht case,” was one of the largest in Latin America. Glas pleaded not guilty. In September 2020, he was given another eight years in prison for bribery.