MPF signs agreement with ten countries to investigate Odebrecht

This is the broader international collaboration agreement linked to Operation Lava Jato.
17/02/2017 11h13 - Updated 17/02/2017 17h08
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The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) signed yesterday (16), with nine countries in Latin America and Portugal, the broader international collaboration agreement linked to Operation Lava Jato, in order to investigate deviations committed by Odebrecht.

The document points out that the leniency agreement signed by Odebrecht with the MPF and the award-winning collaborations 78 former executives and employees have a current confidentiality clause by 1 June 2017.

Because of this secrecy and before the great interest of the Attorney General and the tax countries involved to have access to information before the deadline, The collaboration agreement was signed. The signing yesterday (16), in Brasilia, in the Attorney General's office (PGR).

The document states that bilateral and multilateral research teams are created to investigate the Odebrecht. In addition to the Attorney General of the Republic, Rodrigo Janot, They signed the agreement and the tax attorneys general of Argentina, do Chile, Colombia, do Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Panama, from Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Portugal.

In at least four Latin American countries - Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru - investigations against Odebrecht has generated consequences as the arrest of suspects. Among the enacted prisons, He is the former president of Peru Alejandro Toledo, accused of receiving about $ 20 million in proprinas linked to the construction of a highway.

In early January, Odebrecht signed a collaboration agreement with the Peruvian prosecutors, in which agreed to return R $ 30 million to the public coffers of the country, related to unlawful gains.

In December, in a leniency agreement signed jointly by the company, Brazil, United States and Switzerland, Odebrecht admitted having paid over $ 1 billion in bribes to authorities and government officials of at least 12 countries.

Source: Agency Brazil

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