Ecuador has chosen a brand new vice chairman to switch Jorge Glas, who was sentenced to six years in jail for his position in a bribery scheme involving the Brazilian firm on the middle of Latin America’s largest corruption scandal.
Lawmakers chosen Maria Alejandra Vicuna in a vote Saturday. The forty-yr-previous psychologist beforehand served as interim vice chairman and minister of city improvement and housing.
Glas was convicted in December, turning into one of many highest-rating leaders within the area to lose his submit because of the Odebrecht scandal. The development firm has admitted to paying $800 million to politicians, their campaigns and political events to be able to safe profitable public works contracts.
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