Authorities in Ecuador arrest, re-imprisoned former vice-president Jorge Glas, after court order he must serve out corruption sentence.
Written by News Room on May 21, 2022
Authorities in Ecuador has arrested and re-imprisoned former vice-president Jorge Glas, after a court ordered he must serve out the rest of a corruption sentence.
The country’s interior ministry said in a tweet that Glas, 52, was admitted to prison in the central province of Cotopaxi, but for security reasons and in accordance with the regulations in force, he will be transferred to prison 4 in Quito.
According to videos posted on social media, earlier, police arrested Glas at his home in the port city of Guayaquil who did not resist arrest.
The arrest came after a court in the southwestern province of Santa Elena struck down a lower court’s ruling releasing Glas from jail for health reasons.
Glas, while serving a six-year sentence for receiving millions of dollars in kickbacks from the construction giant Odebrecht, was sentenced in January last year to a separate eight-year term for misuse of public funds.