Peru Prosecutor: Former Odebrecht representative reveals illegal money route

16:27 | Curitiba (Brazil), Apr. 24.

Former Odebrecht representative in Peru Jorge Barata on Wednesday gave a detailed statement on the illicit money's route and illegal payments made for Lima Metro Line 1, built during deceased ex-President Alan Garcia's second term in office (2006-2011), Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group Coordinator Rafael Vela has affirmed.

Furthermore, Prosecutor Vela indicated Barata answered all the questions that were linked to the case formulated by Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez, who is in charge of the investigations. 

In this sense, the ex-officer decoded the aliases that were registered in the Drousys and My Web Day servers and explained the money's route, as well as the payments made. 


Barata acknowledged ex-Secretary of the Presidency and Minister Luis Nava had been known as "Chalan." He was the real recipient of the US$.1.3 million found in Andorra made from Odebrecht to Ammarin Investment's offshore account —which belonged to former State-run Petroperu Vice-President Atala.

Meanwhile, Nava's son Jose Antonio —who is currently in the United States— had been known as "Bandido."


Moreover, Prosecutor Vela confirmed that the special team feels completely satisfied with the testimony. 

The magistrate went on to add the Prosecutor's Office is aware of the importance and significance of the collaboration mechanisms, which have enabled the collection of data and testimonies that provide relevant information in order to find the truth. 

Remarks were made on the second day of interrogations taking place in Brazil thru April 26.

Collaboration agreement
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.


Published: 4/24/2019
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