Peru’s prosecutor seeks to resume aid suspended from Brazil

LIMA (HPD) — The Peruvian prosecutor’s office said Wednesday that it hopes to resume legal cooperation with the Brazilian Attorney General’s Office, which was suspended the day before after the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht claimed that the Peruvian investigators had “broken the terms of the agreements entered into.”

In a brief statement, the Peruvian prosecutor’s office did not indicate which were the points in which its investigators would have failed to comply to the detriment of Odebrecht. She said that she was informed of the decision of her Brazilian counterpart through a document that has led to the special team of Peruvian prosecutors investigating Odebrecht and its links with powerful local politicians and businessmen.

The Peruvian prosecutor’s office indicated that they will send the “clarifications corresponding to the observations that led to the suspension” to the Brazilian prosecutor’s office.

The collaboration agreement was signed in February 2019 and according to the Peruvian prosecutor’s office it was going to allow access to “very valuable information” to avoid “impunity”. In exchange for providing “all the information” required by Peruvian prosecutors, the construction company was allowed to continue operating in Peru, but within 15 years it had to pay a repair of 228 million dollars.

The statements via teleconference scheduled from next week by nine important former Odebrecht executives in the trial for alleged money laundering against former president Ollanta Humala (2011-2016) have been suspended until further notice.

Several former presidents, including Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), Humala and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018) are being investigated for their alleged links with Odebrecht, which used bribes to officials to obtain millionaire public works whose costs increased over time. to the detriment of public money.

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