Lava Jet denounces Antonio Palocci and Guido Mantega for money laundering

According to the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), three former directors of Odebrecht offered bribes to former ministers to help him in the issue of an interim measure of interest of the company.
11/08/2018 14h04 - Updated 13/08/2018 16h23
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André Richter – Agency Brazil

The researchers task force Operation Lava jet presented today (10) to court complaint against the former Ministers of Finance Antonio Palocci and Guido Mantega crimes of active and passive corruption and money laundering. Executives contractor Odebrecht and Monica Moura and João Santana advertising have also been reported.

According to the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), three former directors of the company offered bribes to former ministers to help him in the issue of an interim measure of interest of the company. According to research, They were made available R $ 50 million in an account of the company's fees sector, that was available to the accused. Part of the value would have been passed along to advertisers to be used in election campaign 2014.

“During investigations it was proved that, over the years 2008 e 2010, there were intense negotiations between Marcelo Odebrecht and, successively, Antonio Palocci and Guido Mantega, to issue an interim measure that would benefit companies in the Odebrecht Group and allow the solution of tax issues group. The purpose of the legislative maneuver was to allow the deferred payment of federal taxes due, with fine reduction, as well as its tax loss carry forwards”, says the MPF.

Other side
The defense Palocci said it would rule only after access to the complaint. Former minister signed tipoff according awarded Federal Police (PF). He has been imprisoned since September 2016 according to the investigations of Operation Lava Jet.

The advertising double Monica Moura and João Santana, in addition to the executive, signed agreement whistleblower award and confessed crimes.

The report came in contact with former Minister Mantega lawyer, but not yet achieved a return.


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