The Office of Ecuador is it investigating the alleged laundering of $ 135 million -more than 120 million euros in “illegal exports” to Venezuela through an alternative payment mechanism that held the two countries in 2010. This was stated by own tax office on Monday, adding the assumption that a “serious violation” of the law of money laundering was carried out in these movements.
“The prosecution has started investigating facts of illegal exports to Venezuela . We have initiated several investigations, some of which are already in training, “said Galo Chiriboga, Ecuador prosecutor. Speaking to EcuadorTV -the public-television station, Chiriboga added that these 135 million dollars “arrived in the country were less than 72 hours and were re-exported to countries such as Venezuela, “the United States and” tax havens “in several transactions .
The prosecutor indicated that the investigated companies received over 130 million dollars in alleged exports to the country led by Nicolas Maduro , of which only three were able to justify costs. Ecuadorian Justice and issued convictions for laundering money two officials cooperates -a saving-cooperative. These two people were sentenced to four years in prison for irregular exports to Venezuela, while three other Venezuelans are being investigated for the same reasons in their country.
(Translated text from Spanish)