Jorge Barata said to prosecutors in Brazil that Pedro Pablo Kuczynski allegedly received from the construction company $300,000 US dollars for his presidential campaign.
The former Odebrecht executive in Peru, Jorge Barata, said today during the interrogation done by prosecutor José Domingo Pérez, that the Brazilian construction company financed at least six political campaigns in the country between the years 2006 and 2013, informed El Comercio.
According to this website, Barata said that Odebrecht gave $1,200,000 US dollars to Keiko Fujimori’s presidential campaign in 2011. He indicated that the company financed Jaime Yoshiyama (secretary general of Fuerza 2011 back then), and Augusto Bedoya Cámere (ex-minister of Transportation in Fujimori’s government) with $1 million US dollars. The remaining $200,000 dollars were given to Confiep’s ex-president Ricardo Briceño Villena.
“Jorge Barata also said that Odebrecht contributed with $600,000 US dollars for the campaign of former president Alejandro Toledo, who remained in the first places in the polls at the start of the aforementioned elections”, wrote El Comercio.
As for current president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Barata said that the Brazilian construction company contributed with $300,000 US dollars for his 2011 presidential campaign.
Another campaign that allegedly benefited from contributions from Odebrecht was Alan García’s in 2006 with $200,000 US dollars, said Barata, according to information from El Comercio.
Finally, “the Brazilian businessman confirmed that Odebrecht financed the “No” campaign to revoke the former mayor of Lima Susana Villarán. Although the sources of El Comercio did not specify the amount”, they said this afternoon.
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