(CNN Espanol) – Pedro Delcado Campana, a former chairman of the Central Bank of Ecuador and a relative of former President Rafael Correa, was arrested on August 27 in the US state of Florida for violating U.S. immigration law. The country’s Customs Control Service (ICE) told CNN on Monday.
Delcado, 59, said immigration procedures are pending, the company said.
Delcado left Ecuador after publicly acknowledging his resignation as the head of the Central Bank of Ecuador after his resignation as an economist.
In those days, then-President Korea said his cousin had done “a lot of damage” to his government.
After he left the country, the Ecuadorian courts initiated several legal proceedings against him. As a result of these investigations, Delcado accumulates two sentences: first, in 2015, eight years in prison for fraud; Second, in 2019, for illegal enrichment.
On several occasions Delcado defended himself from Florida, denying the charges against him. He filed appeals in both cases and his defense always insisted that his legitimate right to protection was not allowed.
In addition, the former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Ecuador has repeatedly insisted that he cannot influence his role in committing crimes, so he is innocent. His judicial processes created fractures with Korea.
Delcado described the former president as a “traitor” in 2017, while the former president called him a “fugitive”.
CNN tried to contact Daniel Delcado, the son of Pedro Delcado, but stopped the call, stating that he could not speak.
Pekro Delcado left Ecuador and lived in the United States, and admitted that he lives in Miami.
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