Ecuador’s prosecutor’s office is seeking the detention of ex-president Lenin Moreno in a corruption case.

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Ecuador’s prosecutor’s office this Friday requested the detention of ex-president Lenin Moreno, accused of accepting US$76 million in bribes for bribery.

Lawyer Diana Salazar warned that the amount equal to 4% of the value of the contract to build the Coco Koto Sinclair Dam awarded to the Chinese construction company Sinohotro during Rafael Moreno’s tenure as Vice President in Correa’s government.

Moreno’s wife, daughter, mother-in-law, two brothers and two sisters are among the 37 people charged by the prosecutor’s office. US$660,000 in kickbacks.

The prosecutor requested that all 37 people involved be remanded in custody with a view to ensuring that everyone is present throughout the criminal process.

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