will enable the collection of important information, Attorney General Zoraida Avalos affirmed Friday.
"At this moment, Prosecutors Rafael Vela and Jose Domingo Perez are in Israel signing the accord (…)," the official expressed at a press conference following her swearing-in ceremony
at the Public Ministry headquarters in Lima.
Maiman —a former friend of Toledo
— stated he had used his bank accounts to make money transfers from Odebrecht to the ex-President, as part of the bribes paid to secure the Inter-Oceanic Highway contract.
Alejandro Toledo is wanted by Peruvian justice.
Interim Attorney General
In Peru, the Public Ministry is independent from the Executive Branch.
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.