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Peru: Prosecutor's Office raids home of Nava Mendiola

14:52 | Lima, May. 9.

Since Wednesday night, Peruvian Prosecutor's Office members have been carrying out a raid at the Lima home of Jose Nava Mendiola —son of Ex-Secretary-General of the Presidency Luis Nava Guibert during deceased ex-President Alan Garcia's second term in office (2006-2011)— over the Odebrecht probe.

Nava Mendiola and his father are under investigation for allegedly having received bribe payments from the Brazilian construction company.

The son gave his statement on April 26 at the Peruvian Consulate General in Miami (U.S.), where he traveled on April 10, the day on which a preliminary detention against him was requested in Peru.

In this sense, he indicated that his father and former Odebrecht representative Jorge Barata had told him —by the end of 2006 or at the beginning of 2007— that they had come to an arrangement.  

Likewise, he affirmed that Barata had delivered payments directly or through him to his dad.

Furthermore, he confirmed he was aware the Odebrecht representative had gone to see his father on many occasions. 


Therefore, the Prosecutor asked the judge to revoke the 10-day preliminary detention order against Nava Mendiola, who returned to Peru on May 6.



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As is known, 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. 

In addition, four ex-Presidents have been linked to the Brazilian company such as: Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), Alan Garcia (2006-2011), Ollanta Humala (2011-2016), and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018)

(END) JCC/DTK/MVB

Publicado: 9/5/2019
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