The Prosecution Intervenes Confiep Offices After Barata’s Statement


The institution rejected having had any kind of participation in the payment of contributions by Odebrecht to political campaigns.

A team of the Office of the Public Prosecutor intervened the offices of the National Confederation of Private Business Institutions (Confiep), after the former representative of Odebrecht in Peru, Jorge Barata, declared on Wednesday that this union was involved in the contributions to the campaign of Keiko Fujimori in 2011.

Barata said, according to Gestión, that the Brazilian construction company gave $1.2 million US dollars to the Fujimori Higuchi presidential campaign.

The ex-executive of Odebrecht “said that during the first round he handed over $500,000 dollars to Jaime Yoshiyama and former Fujimorista minister Augusto Bedoya Cámere. Then, in the second round, he gave them another $500,000 dollars”, wrote Gestión.

It was confirmed, by sources from El Comercio, that the prosecutor José Domingo Pérez ordered the intervention of the Confiep headquarters to seize related documentation for the alleged contribution to Fujimori Higuchi.

On their part, Confiep rejected in a public statement having had any kind of participation in the payment of contributions by Odebrecht to this political campaign in 2011.

They said that their goal as an organization is only to promote and ensure the development of business activity aimed at the welfare of citizens in Peru.

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