member German Juarez on Thursday affirmed there is enough evidence to prove that Odebrecht had bribed a group of arbitrators, so they could vote in favor of the Brazilian company in legal disputes.
In this sense, the prosecutor told the press that the foreign corporation recognized its culpability concerning the delivery of those illegal payments.
Likewise, he indicated that its officers have admitted there were payments and bribes known as "success bonuses" which were granted to arbitrators once they had voted in favor of the company.
Furthermore, Juarez pointed out collaborators and Odebrecht executives have provided documents mentioning the names of the arbitrators who had received illegal money.
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.