Ecuador: Ecuador prosecutor demands jail for ex-leader Correa in bribe case

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Ecuador’s attorney general Diana Salazar Thursday called for a seven-year jail term for former president Rafael Correa who is on trial in absentia for corruption connected to his 2013 election campaign.

Correa, 56, is accused of accepting funds from private businesses for his campaign in return for state contracts.

Salazar asked the court to impose “the maximum penalty envisaged for the offense of corruption and considered as aggravating, for Rafael C., as an indirect perpetrator, and for other officials and businessmen, as direct perpetrators,” the prosecution said on Twitter.

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