U.S. rejected extradition Isaias Brothers
Speaking about Snowden, Correa spoke with Joe Biden Vice-President of U.S. about Isaias case, Biden-who knew about the case-said that this case was different.

Quito, Ecuador. July 3, 2013. -
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño confirmed Wednesday that the United States denied the extradition of William and Roberto Isaias, former owners of Filanbanco.
The State Department of the United States reported on June 19 to the Foreign Ministry Department of International Legal Affairs the refusal of extradition.
On June 24, the Foreign Ministry handed the note to the presidency of the National Court of Justice that four days later ruled to have said response added to the pending criminal case brought against the Isaias.
The communication sent by the United States, points out three arguments for denying the extradition of ex-bankers. First of all it states they "are not able to proceed with the extradition request against Roberto and William Isaías Dassum at this time."
It goes on to say that "Ecuador has not provided evidence that the Isaias brothers deliberately participated in the planning of misappropriation (embezzlement), nor that they took funds from the Central Bank in the specified amount of money."
Finally, "If the Government of Ecuador has the possibility to provide sufficient evidence that is useful for finding probable cause of the offense charged, the Departments of Justice and State shall give further consideration to the request for extradition."

Conversation with Biden

On Monday, the President, Rafael Correa, in a radio interview said that during the bilateral dialogue with the U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden, where they discussed the issue of asylum for the former consultant of the US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, he had requested the extradition of the Isaias brothers, but they did not reach a conclusion.

"... (Biden) called us at 09:30 we had a very cordial conversation ... Then he said look, for us this is a very serious situation, so we ask that if he Snowden reaches Ecuadorian territory send him back to us immediately. I expressed the Isaias case, he knew about it, we discussed it a bit, he said, “it’s different', I told him it is different, it is more severe, but we did not to come to a conclusion."

Snowden asked the Ecuadorian government for asylum last June 23 from Russia and that same day the Foreign Ministry accepted the order of U.S. former consultant who revealed to British newspaper The Guardian of being responsible for the  computer leaks of the US Government.

On Wednesday, the Attorney General, Galo Chiriboga, said that Ecuador has been reciprocal with U.S. when they have requested the extradition of citizens. "Ecuador has never questioned the legitimacy of the decisions of American judges. If Ecuador does not have that right, according to the prosecution, the State Department of the United States doesn’t have it either."

"The case of the Isaias brothers is something that has taken 13 years and has been investigated by several prosecutors and many judges have heard it. All the necessary resources have been used for the defense, however, an administrative entity; in this case the Department of State reaches a conclusion that ultimately changes the Ecuadorian judgment, a truly unusual case, "said the Attorney General.

Fuente: El Universo

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