Peru: Ex-President Garcia's Secretary transferred to jail over Odebrecht case

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

00:00 | Lima, May. 3.

Luis Nava Guibert —Ex-Secretary-General of the Presidency and Minister during deceased ex-President Alan Garcia's second term in office (2006-2011)— on Thursday was taken to Lima's Miguel Castro Castro prison, where he will serve 36-month preventive detention, within the framework of the Odebrecht corruption case investigation.

On April 24, former Odebrecht representative in Peru Jorge Barata told the Peruvian Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group in Curitiba (Brazil) that he had given Nava bribes worth over US$4 million to guarantee the continuation of the South Interoceanic Highway's works and gain new projects during ex-President Garcia's second term in office.

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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: 5/3/2019