Chancellor Juan Carlos Holguin This May 6, 2022 confirmed that his organization started with the appropriate steps, before the report Regulator On the unsupported expenses of the Embassy of Ecuador in Spain between January 2015 and September 2021.
“It simply came to our notice then Government treasury Today, there is a final report from the Comptroller’s Office on issues that, precisely, use missions abroad, “Holguin was asked.
It refers to the special test approved by the regulator on April 27, 2022. Due to the audit Embassy of Ecuador in Spain, Which has signed an agreement for legal, mortgage and psychosocial assistance to Ecuadorian immigrants living in Spain. It was between January 1, 2015 and September 30, 2021.
It was determined that the embassy had spent USD 1.3 million without support or documentation to support the distribution.
“The foreign ministry has started from yesterday Administrative process You must do so as part of this report. I believe that this will mark a turning point in the proper use of public coffers in Ecuadorian diplomacy, “he assured.
Its officials Diplomatic missions Invoices were not required for the audited period which showed a breakdown of costs, according to the Comptroller’s report.
Therefore, it is recommended to impose Civil and administrative responsibilities To those who worked during the investigation. According to the Comptroller, “there are former ambassadors, former business managers, contract administrators, attachments, coordinators and financial directors.”
In this regard, Holguin added that “everyone has a proper process,” so it must be hoped that this will end up defining the type of prohibition.
Includes text statement of audit report Former Ecuadorian ambassador to SpainWhich was in office from 2018 to 2021.
In that communication dated February 22, 2022, the former official described as paradoxical that “Spain did not send an embassy to the state of Ecuador. Complete documentation Regarding the payment for the services mentioned; “When an audit team from the Office of the Comptroller General of the State reviewed the situation, in the city of Madrid, all the legal documents supporting the payments made during my administration.”
The names of the alleged perpetrators were not included in the public report and the regulator’s office did not disclose them as a process is underway, which must go through pre-determination and assignment stages.
Embassy costs that match the government Rafael Correa And Lenin Moreno This is something that former ambassador Pascual del Sioppo has already condemned while in office. He assumed diplomatic office in August 2021.