Former Odebrecht representative: Peru's Ex-President Toledo received US$31 million bribe

18:02 | Curitiba (Brazil), Apr. 24.

Ex-Odebrecht Superintendent in Peru Jorge Barata on Wednesday affirmed the Brazilian construction company had delivered a US$$31 million bribe to former President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), IDL-Reporteros has revealed.

According to the investigative journalism site, he said that Odebrecht had paid US$27 million in bribes to the former President over the South Interoceanic Highway Project and that disbursements were made on several occasions until 2010.

Barata also reported other US$4 million was given to the former top official. Within this framework, the ex-Odebrecht officer committed to handing over the documents, which support the illegal payments worth that amount.

The documents supporting the recently-revealed bribes paid to Alejandro Toledo (US$ 4 million) are part of the 4,000 page-package emerged from the Brazilian company's Division of Structured Operations to be delivered to the authorities.

Remarks were made on the second day of interrogations taking place in Brazil thru April 26.

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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)

Former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori —currently under preventive detention— also allegedly received money from Odebrecht for her 2011 campaign.


Published: 4/24/2019