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Peru President: Gov't supports search for truth in corruption cases

16:51 | Lima, May. 3.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Friday affirmed his administration supports the efforts undertaken by the Judicial Branch and Public Ministry aimed at punishing the people who have committed corruption offenses.

"We support all investigation processes," the Head of State expressed. 

In this sense, the top official indicated that —just as the population hopes for a better quality of life— citizens also wish to know the truth concerning the latest corruption cases currently being investigated by the Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group

In Peru, the Public Ministry is independent from the Executive Branch.


Odebrecht
       
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.

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Published: 5/3/2019
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