Ecuador's vice president jailed during bribery investigation
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Ecuador's vice president jailed during bribery investigation

Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas was jailed Monday after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest while he is investigated for allegedly taking bribes from a Brazilian construction giant involved in a sprawling regional graft scandal. Police took Glas into custody at his residence in the city of Guayaquil and later transported him on an air force plane to the capital, Quito, where he is being held. Several supporters and former aides rushed to Guayaquil’s air force base to express solidarity with Glas, who they say was stabbed behind the back by his one-time ally, President Lenin Moreno.


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