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Ecuador's Attorney General will visit Panama for Odebrecht Case information

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  • Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:42
The Attorney General has scheduled meetings with the Panamanian Attorney, Kenya Porcell, and his Swiss Confederation counterpart, Michael Lauber
  • EcuadorWillana.com

Ecuador’s Attorney General Carlos Baca plans to travel to Panama next Sunday to obtain information about the corruption case of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and its ramifications in his country.

The Attorney General has scheduled meetings with the Panamanian Attorney, Kenya Porcell, and his Swiss Confederation counterpart, Michael Lauber.

According to a statement released Friday by the Attorney General of Ecuador’s office, the meetings “aim to gather more information that will contribute to the investigations that the institution is carrying out within the Odebrecht Case.”

It says that Baca will investigate data from the My Web Day information system on amounts, transfers, projects and even names of public officials who may have been bribed by the Odebrecht firm.

The Swiss Confederation Prosecutor General’s Office analyzed a software months ago containing approximately two million documents including invoices, contracts, emails and warrants issued by the Brazilian construction company.

Among the steps that are being taken with the Panamanian Attorney General’s office international criminal assistance is featured, which is vital to continue investigations of transactions made through offshore accounts in the Central American country.

In addition to Panama, the Ecuadorian Prosecutor’s Office has requested criminal assistance to Colombia, Brazil, the United States, Barbados and Mexico.

Last December, the US Department of Justice revealed that Odebrecht had paid $ 788 million in bribes in twelve countries in Latin America and Africa.

In the case of Ecuador, said report states that between 2007 and 2016 the construction company bribed with more than $ 35.5 million “government officials”, which supposedly generated benefits of about 116 million dollars to the construction company.

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