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Peru Prosecutors to gather information on Odebrecht case in Andorra

10:29 | Lima, Jan. 29.

Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group has traveled to Andorra to gather new information on account openings intended for paying bribes by construction company Odebrecht to Peruvian officials.

The Public Ministry informed Prosecutors Rafael Vela, Jose Domingo Perez, and Norma Mori are currently in the European country for this purpose. 

In this sense, they will collect and manage data that contribute to the investigations on corruption cases linked to the Brazilian company

Likewise, the prosecutors will interrogate Xavier Perez Gimenez who —according to the Prosecutor's Office— was an executive at Banca Privada D'Andorra in Uruguay involved in opening bank accounts for the Inca nation's ex-officials connected to the Lava Jato Case. 

On the occasion, they have been joined by Lava Jato Case's Ad Hoc State Attorney Jorge Ramirez. 

Furthermore, the special team seeks to reach a collaboration agreement with Andorra's bank to gain access to evidence and testimonies about the aforementioned bank accounts. 

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.

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Published: 1/29/2019
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