Reinstated Lava Jato Case Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez on Thursday confirmed the collaboration agreement with Odebrecht
will not be signed on January 11, as intended.
"I cannot give a date. From what I know, Prosecutor Vela is handling it (the signing) with the company, as well as diverse actors such as the Prosecutor's Office, which will take part in this act," he told State-run channel TV Peru.
As is known, the Public Ministry's special team was going to visit Brazil in order to reach a collaboration agreement with Odebrecht.
Said accord will enable the Brazilian company to provide more information to Peruvian prosecutors' ongoing investigations on corruption cases.
Likewise, Prosecutor Perez indicated the special group is waiting for the reestablishment of coordination with Brazilian authorities in order to reschedule audiences in the neighboring nation.
Furthermore, he informed the interrogations of former Odebrecht representative in Peru Jorge Barata and other officers will not be held on the agreed dates.
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.