Marcelo Odebrecht said the Lava Jet Dilma worked to release him from prison, says newspaper

Odebrecht also said that the former minister Guido Mantega extorted businessmen through BNDES.
07/05/2016 20h31 - Updated 8/05/2016 06h36
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SAO PAULO – Negotiating the whistleblower award, the businessman Marcelo Odebrecht said the prosecutors Operation Lava Jet former Finance Minister Guido Mantega and BNDES President (National Bank for Economic and Social Development) Luciano Coutinho charged donations from businessmen who had bank financing for the Rousseff campaign 2014. The information is the newspaper O Globo, citing matter of S Sheet. Paul to be published on Sunday.

According to the report, Mantega and Coutinho had asked contractors to meet with the then treasurer campaign Edinho Silva, Current government minister Dilma to “continued to be helped” for the government. Coutinho would have asked a former executive of a contractor, in August 2014, if he knew Edinho, which it was understood as a form of pressure, and the company agreed to donate to the campaign in the following weeks. Coutinho, butter, Edinho Silva and the PT deny the charges of Odebrecht.

Marcelo Odebrecht also reported that President Dilma Rousseff tried to ensure his freedom after he was arrested in June 2015. The appointment of the Minister Marcelo Navarro Ribeiro Dantas for STJ (Superior Court) It was part of the offensive against the contractors of prisons. The purpose of the appointment was revealed by the senator Amaral Delcídio (no party – MS) in whistleblower, and based on that accusation, the Attorney General's Office requested the opening of investigation against Dilma to STF (Supreme Court). Dilma declared, on Thursday, that the charges are Delcídio “flippant and mendacious”.

According to the newspaper, prosecutors are awaiting explanations of the project financing scheme abroad to close the whistleblower award agreement and expect information on the work of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on contractors business in Latin America and Africa.

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