Testimony Unlinks Kuczynski from Odebrecht Case

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Gerardo Sepulveda assures that his company consulted with Odebrecht and received a payment, of which PPK never benefited.

Chilean businessman Gerardo Sepulveda, ex-partner of president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), at the Westfield Capital and First Capital companies, acknowledged to the Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office that his companies did business with Odebrecht, although he denied that the president intervened in them, said DW.

The news website informed that several Peruvian media leaked the content of the statements that the businessman made recently to the prosecutors at the headquarters of the Public Ministry of Chile, in Santiago.

“In the interrogation, which lasted about ten hours, Sepúlveda answered more than a hundred questions from the prosecutors focused on the businesses that the Kuczynski companies and the Chilean businessman with Odebrecht between 2004 and 2013, and particularly at the time in the that the current president served as Minister of the Government of Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006).”, informed DW.

Sepúlveda confirmed that his company consulted with Odebrecht during the indicated period and received a payment, of which PPK never benefited. He assured that the current president of Peru “neither interfered, nor benefited, nor affected the consultancies provided and investments”.

On December 21 Kuczynski faced a request to leave office, presented by the opposition in Congress after revealing that his company had given consultancies to Odebrecht between 2004 and 2007, a period in which he was Minister of Economy and Prime Minister of the Government of Toledo.

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