Former Odebrecht representative in Peru Jorge Barata on Tuesday informed
, Peruvian journalists in Curitiba have reported.
In this sense, Barata assured that the Peruvian company —partner of the Brazilian construction giant— was aware of the illegal payments made during the execution of Lima Metro Line's Stretch 1 and before the signing of the contract for Stretch 2, through the so-called "additional risks."
Last year, Nostre revealed that Odebrecht had paid bribes worth over US$24 million to win the bid in order to build Lima Metro Line
. However, he did not know the destination of US$14.386 million.
"He (Barata) has explained in detail the figures provided by Mr. Nostre on a past occasion. We are satisfied with the information (…)," Vela said.
The former Odebrecht representative will continue answering the questions about the illegal payments made for Lima Metro Line on Wednesday.
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.