Prosecutions Initiates Preliminary Investigation On 3 Ex-Presidents


The Public Ministry reported last Sunday that the prosecutor José Domingo Pérez initiated a preliminary investigation involving three former presidents of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), and Alan García, within the context of the Odebrecht Case.

“This week’s investigation comes as a result of the declaration made last February by Jorge Barata, a former representative of Odebrecht in Peru, to Peruvian prosecutors”, wrote El Comercio. “In the testimony, the businessman said that the Brazilian construction company made contributions to the political organizations of the aforementioned ex-presidents”, they continued.

According to this newspaper, Barata said in his statement to Peruvian prosecutors in Brazil that Odebrecht contributed to Keiko Fujimori’s presidential campaign in 2011, to the campaigns of PPK, Alejandro Toledo, and Alan García as well.

Barata also spoke about the contributions the construction company made to the campaign against the recall of Susana Villarán as mayor of Lima, in 2013.

“Previously, Barata had already confirmed that Odebrecht delivered $3 million US dollars to Ollanta Humala’s 2011 campaign”, El Comercio explained.

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