Peru Prosecutor interrogated South Interoceanic Highway ex-manager

11:34 | Curitiba (Brazil), Feb. 19.

Peruvian Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez —member of the Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group— completed the interrogatory of Luis de Castro Santos, the ex-General Manager of the South Interoceanic Highway Project, stretch 3.

De Castro's testimony will make it possible to know if there were any irregularities during former Presidents Alejandro Toledo's —with ex-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as his minister— and Alan Garcia's terms in office. 

Likewise, the former employee is linked to the probe into Westfield Capital's —Kuczynski's company— consulting services provided to 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.

Published: 2/19/2019
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