Peruvian Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Offices have agreed to send six prosecutorial files —concerning Odebrecht-linked corruption cases— to the Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group, the Public Ministry informed Monday.
The six reports are "Contribution to the 2001-2016 Campaign," "Puente Piedra Toll Road," "Camana-Ilo Coastal Road," "Energy of Hydroelectric Power Plants," "Olmos Project," and "Cuñumbuque San Jose de Sisa Highway."
Attorney General Zoraida Avalos —who was also present during the audience— indicated the delivery should take place as soon as possible, taking into account the necessary logistic and security mechanisms.
A seventh file known as "Centralita II" will not be sent yet, as it will be assessed in a coordination meeting to determine its transfer or if Prosecutor Elmer Chirre remains in charge of it.
Finally, the Public Ministry informed that —in order to make progress in the investigations— coordination meetings between the special team and the Prosecutor's Offices Specialized in Corruption Offenses Committed by Public Officials will continue to be held under the direction of the Attorney General.
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.