Ecuador’s Ex-President Correa Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Corruption

Ecuador's ex-president, Rafael Correa, and his former vice-president, Jorge Glas, were each sentenced yesterday. They are also forbidden to hold political office for 25 years.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rafael Correa, Ecuador's former left-wing president, and his former vice-president, Jorge Glas, were each sentenced yesterday to eight years in prison.

They are also forbidden from holding political office for 25 years. The lower court found them guilty of corruption and sentenced them in the so-called 2012-2016 Briberies (Sobornos) case.

The defendants were found guilty of inciting the crime of passive bribery. According to the judges . . .

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