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The Secretary for Public Anti-Corruption Policy, Luis Verdesoto, resigned on Monday amid accusations and an investigation into an alleged case of corruption in the state electricity sector that involves a brother-in-law of President Guillermo Lasso and that is eroding the credibility of the Executive.

The Secretary of Communication of the Presidency, in a statement, confirmed the resignation of the official and qualified that the anti-corruption task and public policies on the subject must be reinforced “more than ever, with greater depth, support and agility both in diagnoses and in the suggested solutions.

The Venezuelan journalist Andersson Boscán -who has lived in Ecuador since his childhood-, from the digital media La Posta, denounced two weeks ago that public officials had requested large sums of money to allegedly benefit Danilo Carrera, Lasso’s brother-in-law.

The aforementioned, who rejected the journalistic investigation and demanded that evidence be delivered that involves him, initiated a legal claim for compensation for moral damages against the journalist for $500,000.

After the journalistic revelations, Boscán warned that threats painted on the walls appeared in the vicinity of his office and he replied that he is not afraid of going to court.

The government has ordered the police to locate, on national territory or abroad, those involved Hernán Luque, a former official in the electricity sector, and his alleged accomplice Rubén Chérrez.

Verdesoto’s departure coincides with the disclosure by La Posta of a new audio file, where the voices of Carrera and Chérrez are allegedly heard talking about the appointment of a minister of state, although they do not give names or other details.

Verdesoto became secretary of Public Anti-Corruption Policy at the beginning of May of last year.

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