Odebrecht's former CEO Marcelo Odebrecht gave the Prosecutor's Office in Brazil documents showing evidence of a payment of US$3 million to finance the campaign of Peru's ex-President Ollanta Humala back in 2011.
The evidence submitted consists
of a CD with emails, notes stored in the mirror image backup of the businessman's personal computer, and records from Odebrecht's Structured Operations Sector.
According to an investigative journalism site IDL-Reporteros, the transactions were kept secret under the code names "Campanha NAC 3" and "Obra Italo Italiano Eleccion Peru."
"ltaliano" (Italian) was the nickname of former Brazilian Minister Antonio Palocci —the alleged link between Humala and the Workers Party.
"Palocci asked our support, he asked us to give him US$3 million to back the campaign of Mr. Ollanta Humala in Peru," Marcelo Odebrecht told Peruvian prosecutors in May 2017.
The construction company operated a parallel accounting system called "Structured Operations Sector" to pay bribes.
The Brazilian construction giant admitted to having paid millions in bribes to government officials in Peru, in order to secure public-works contracts.
As a result, Odebrecht benefited from over US$143 million between 2005 and 2014 in Peru, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
The period in question spans over three previous presidencies: Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), Alan Garcia (2006-2011), and Ollanta Humala (2011-2016).
Last May, the Government called on U.S. authorities to approve the extradition of fugitive ex-President Toledo so that he can face Peruvian justice.