Lava Jato Case Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez on Monday carried out an investigation at a Telefonica company building in Lima, after a journalistic report revealed the telecommunications corporation had refused to provide information on
's phone records.
A TV report —aired last Sunday— showed Telefonica's Analyst of the Government Response Department Silvana Castagnola affirming the company had declined to deliver the information, claiming it did not have data older than three years, but without having —previously— searched for it.
According to the source, the prosecutor had sent the request in April 2018. It was denied, but he insisted. However, he was informed —once again— that the company did not have the requested data.
"I answer the letter myself, in which I say we have carried out a special search since it was a sensitive case, but in reality, we did not look for the information," she told Latina TV channel.
Castagnola also affirmed she had denounced her superiors at a police station. Days later, her cellphone was stolen, and she was even run over while riding a bike.
For its part, Telefonica informed —via a statement— that they have always complied with delivering the data required by Peruvian Justice, in accordance with the current legal framework.
Furthermore, the company denied the accusations adding that not obeying these requests would have affected the development of the probe in the Inca country.
Moreover, Telefonica pointed out it addressed around 13,000 requests of call records of competent bodies on a national level in 2018.
The magistrate pointed out the money came from the Division of Structured Operations —the Brazilian company's bribery department. Thus, the assets —intended for the campaign— were illegal and derived from unaccounted payments.
Likewise, this affirmation was supported by former Odebrecht executives' statements given to the authorities through plea bargain deals.