Ecuador’s ex-VP returns to prison in corruption case

Jorge Glas
File photo taken on April 10, 2022 Ecuador's former vice-president (2013-2017) Jorge Glas is released from prison in Latacunga, Ecuador. Glas was arrested on May 20, 2022 after a privilege in his favor was revoked and he was ordered to return to prison. (File photo: AFP)
QUITO — Authorities in Ecuador on Friday arrested and re-imprisoned former vice-president Jorge Glas, after a court ordered he must serve out the rest of a corruption sentence.اضافة اعلان

Glas, 52, “was admitted” to prison “ for security reasons and in accordance with the regulations in force, he will be transferred to prison 4” in Quito, the country’s interior ministry said in a tweet.

Earlier, police arrested Glas at his home in the port city of Guayaquil, according to videos posted on social media. He did not resist arrest.

Glas served as vice-president from 2013 to 2017.

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.

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