Spanish ex-military investigated for espionage on former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa

Spanish justice investigates ex-military officer and UC Global owner for spying on former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Uncover details and CIA connection.

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Spanish ex-military investigated for espionage on former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa
Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa speaking at a public event. Spanish ex-military is being investigated for alleged espionage on Correa during his tenure.

The Spanish justice system is investigating a former military officer and owner of the security company UC Global, SL, for allegedly spying on former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa during his meetings with former presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay in 2admin-ajax.phpadmin-ajax.php8. According to El País newspaper, the obtained reports were allegedly handed over to the CIA.

David Morales, who had previously been hired by Correa’s government (2admin-ajax.phpadmin-ajax.php7-2admin-ajax.phpadmin-ajax.php7) to oversee security at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, UK, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was seeking refuge, is at the center of the investigation. Evidence of Morales’ parallel activities was found on an external hard drive containing records of the company’s operations and projects.

During the analysis ordered by Judge Santiago Pedraz of the Audiencia Nacional, it was discovered that personnel from UC Global, SL, based in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz (Spain), had acted as escorts for Correa during a trip that took place from March admin-ajax.php8 to 24, 2admin-ajax.phpadmin-ajax.php8. This trip included meetings with former presidents Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, and José Mujica of Uruguay. The investigation revealed files related to the CIA on Morales’ disks, leading to his arrest in 2admin-ajax.phpadmin-ajax.php9. It was also confirmed that, along with the reports on this trip, there were other English-language reports detailing private meetings that Correa had held at his residence in Brussels, Belgium, where he settled after leaving office.

One of the found reports was titled ‘Brussels Meetings’ and was written by Morales on November admin-ajax.php7, 2admin-ajax.phpadmin-ajax.php7. The report described the encounters and conversations the former Ecuadorian president had at his residence, including serial numbers of his electronic devices such as the iPad and laptop.

Following a confession from one of the escorts that Morales had requested reports on Correa’s political and personal activities, the contract with the security company was terminated. From that point on, the successor to Correa, Lenín Moreno, received the information, becoming his political adversary. Morales confessed this to the manager of UC Global, SL when the relationship with Correa was severed.

In addition to the investigation into the spying on Correa, it was also revealed that Morales had instructed his employees to spy on Assange’s meetings with his lawyers while he was in charge of security at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. It is suspected that these recordings were sent to the CIA. During the hearings, Assange’s lawyers questioned Morales about why he had reports and emails in English, to which he claimed that it was intended to “improve his employees’ English proficiency.”

Another piece of evidence suggesting a possible connection between Morales and the U.S. intelligence agency is an email he sent to his employees from a Las Vegas hotel in December 2admin-ajax.phpadmin-ajax.php7. In the email, he revealed that he had received instructions to schedule the streaming of audios and videos being recorded of Assange, requesting that only specific content be viewed and preventing the identification of connections or users within the system. The Spanish investigation also unveiled that Morales obtained information about Correa’s daughters, Sofía and Anne, by installing two Trojan viruses on their mobile phones while their father was still in office, allowing control over their messages and conversations while they were studying in France.

Additionally, explicit images of a member of the Ecuadorian diplomatic corps assigned to the Embassy in London were found on a USB drive stored in the company’s safe. According to a protected witness who testified in the case initiated by Assange, these photos were taken from a private hard drive of the victim, which had been copied by a UC Global, SL employee. Morales handed this material to the director of Ecuador’s secret service upon being informed that his contract was to be terminated.

Analysis of WhatsApp conversations between Morales and his employees suggests that he attempted to use this material for blackmail in order to retain the contract. However, Morales claimed that the explicit images were accidentally discovered during a “security analysis” of the victim’s computer, stating that he had deleted the images from the external disk “many years ago.” Thus, it is suspected that these deleted files were recovered and used to extort Garcés.

Spanish ex-military investigated for espionage on former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa

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