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Ecuador ex-president sentenced to 8 years for corruption

By AFP

Added 7th April 2020 08:49 PM

Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa was sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison.

Ecuador ex-president sentenced to 8 years for corruption

Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa. Courtesy Photo

Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa was sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison.

ECUADOR POLITICS CORRUPTION

Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa was sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison for corruption during his 10-year term in office, the attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

Correa, who was president from 2007-17 but now lives in exile in Belgium, was one of 18 people convicted of bribery, the attorney general's office said on Twitter.

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