Former Odebrecht Executive confirms US$1 million contribution to Keiko Fujimori's campaign

17:26 | Curitiba (Brazil), Dec. 13.

Former Division of Structured Operations Executive at Brazilian company Odebrecht, Luiz Eduardo da Rocha Soares, on Friday confirmed to Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group the contribution of US$1 million to fund Keiko Fujimori's 2011 presidential campaign, according to IDL-Reporteros investigative journalism site.

Da Rocha Soares stated that the money contributed to Fujimori was registered under the pseudonym "National Campaign" and was remitted through the so-called Box 2 of the company's Division of Structured Operations —also deemed as the corporation's bribery department.

He added that former Odebrecht representative in Peru Jorge Barata and former Director for Latin America Luiz Antonio Mameri were directly involved, according to reports from the Peruvian press in Curitiba.

Remarks were made during the interrogation conducted by the Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group at the Parana State Attorney General's Office.

Constitutional Court

The presentation on the habeas corpus in favor of Fuerza Popular party leader's freedom was in charge of TC Chairman Ernesto Blume.

TC members Ernesto Blume, Jose Luis Sardon, Augusto Ferrero Costa, and Carlos Ramos voted in favor of the habeas corpus. For their part, Eloy Espinosa-Saldaña, Manuel Miranda, and Marianella Ledesma voted against the petition.

Such appeal was filed last July by Sachi Fujimori —sister of the former presidential candidate— with the purpose of annulling the preventive detention order.

Preventive detention

Back then, the Judicial Branch declared well founded the request made by the Prosecutor's Office to imprison Fujimori because of the danger of obstruction of justice that implied keeping her free.


Published: 12/13/2019
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