Peru: Prosecutors reschedule interrogation of Odebrecht representative

12:33 | Lima, Mar. 6.

Peruvian Public Ministry's Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group has rescheduled the interrogation of former Odebrecht representative in Peru Jorge Barata for April 22-26.

According to a document, the decision was made during a meeting of Prosecutors Reggis Oliver Chavez, Kelly Tarazona, Jose Domingo Perez, Norma Geovana Mori, and German Juarez.

In this sense, the Public Ministry indicated this postponement is due to a prosecutorial strategy.

Likewise, the document points out the statements of Odebrecht's former employees will support Barata's testimony, which will be useful to obtain a comprehensive declaration with feedback.

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: 3/6/2019
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