The Brazilian construction company Odebrecht has compensated the Peruvian state with 15.2 million soles (about $4.5 million US dollars) for the bribes it paid to win the construction of a highway in the Ancash region, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights announced, according to Listín Diario.
“The Public Prosecutor’s Office Specialized in Corruption Crimes, attached to the Ministry of Justice, made effective the collection from the checking accounts of the “Retention and Repair Trust (FIRR)”, funds coming from operations of the Odebrecht Group companies”, the media informed.
The Attorney General’s Office reached an agreement with the representatives of the Brazilian construction company, respecting the current regulatory framework and safeguarding the right of the State to pursue the payment of civil compensation that corresponds to the other defendants in the so-called “La Centralita” case.
According to the tax investigation and the contribution of the effective collaboration, Odebrecht made illicit payments in exchange for the construction of the road Callejón de Huaylas – Chacas – San Luis.
To this end, they carried out money laundering actions in which representatives of the Brazilian company and officials of the regional government of Áncash participated, then chaired by the defendant César Álvarez.