Peru: Lava Jato Report links ex-Presidents Kuczynski, Humala, Toledo to Odebrecht

00:01 | Lima, Nov. 6.

Peruvian Congress' Lava Jato Commission found irregularities and alleged crimes during former Presidents Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's, Ollanta Humala's, and Alejandro Toledo's terms in office.

The report investigated alleged corruption acts involving the Brazilian company in the Inca country.

Within this framework, it links Humala (2011-2016) to the Olmos Irrigation Project, and Toledo (2001-2006) to the South IIRSA Project. Kuczynski (2016-2018) has been implicated in both of them. 

Ollanta Humala

Concerning Humala, the Lava Jato final report recommends filing a constitutional complaint against him for incompatible negotiation crimes. 

He had allegedly participated in the transfer of money to benefit the H2Olmos Project

Alejandro Toledo

Furthermore, the report indicated South IIRSA Project's cost had been increased from US$810 million to US$3.163 billion. 

In this sense, the commission found hints of collusion, proper passive bribery, influence peddling, and money laundering offenses allegedly committed by Alejandro Toledo for negotiating the contract with Odebrecht. 

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Kuczynski had allegedly committed money laundering offenses while he had served as Economy and Finance Minister during Toledo's administration. 

Additionally, Westfield Capital —a company closely linked to Kuczynski— had signed a contract with Odebrecht, and had also favored awardee Trasvase Olmos. 

Therefore, he has also been accused of collusion, proper passive bribery, and incompatible negotiation.

Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia were ordered to an 18-month preventive prison in July 2017. However, they were released last April as the Constitutional Court overturned the order they had received from the Judiciary.

In February 2017, the Judicial Branch ordered the 18-month preventive detention of ex-President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), who is believed to be in the United States. Peru has requested an extradition for him to face the Inca country's justice system.

The Congress' Lava Jato Commission is presided over by lawmaker Rosa Bartra, who belongs to Fuerza Popular, the party led by Keiko Fujimori.


Published: 11/6/2018