10:34 | Curitiba (Brazil), Apr. 24.
Former Odebrecht representative in Peru Jorge Barata affirmed that deceased ex-President Alan Garcia
(2006-2011) was aware of the bribes the Brazilian construction corporation had paid
to ex-President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) for the South Interoceanic Highway Project, investigative journalism site IDL-Reporteros
informed on Wednesday.
However, the ex-Head of State did not take any measures against the company.
In this sense, Israeli entrepreneur Josef Maiman
—who used his bank accounts to transfer money from Odebrecht to Toledo— sought Garcia to inform him about this fact.
Furthermore, the payment was also aimed at ensuring that Odebrecht would gain new projects during Garcia's second term in office.
The former Odebrecht officer went on to add Nava and ex-high-ranking official of the APRA administration Miguel Atala were Garcia's "Maiman
According to IDL-Reporteros
, this affiliation opened the Government Palace's doors to Odebrecht during his second term in office (2006-2011).
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.