This Wednesday the preliminary hearing in the Odebrecht case continued on its eighth day, with the allegations of the prosecutor Mahdmad Daud Hasan, who exposed the alleged link of two accused Brazilians, who worked with Odebrecht in support of an image and marketing consultant for a party politician and an official candidate from 2014, who, through a contract of more than 4 million dollars, used it for money transfers from Switzerland to the Dominican Republic, to accounts in Panama.
In addition, he pointed out that one of these people, a former president of the Republic from the 2009-2014 government period, was the one who invited them, hired them and referred them to Odebrecht, who would be responsible for paying for the political campaign of a presidential candidate. According to the Public Ministry, this theory reinforces the thesis that they were bribes and not donations, leaving Odebrecht to pay, since the presidential candidate did not win the elections. These people were sanctioned by agreements in Brazil.
The prosecutor detailed the connection of a former deputy minister and former minister in the period 2009-2014, who also received bribes from the construction company, as also detailed by his figurehead Jorge Espino who, through a collaboration agreement and sentence, accepts the charges and indicates the same mechanisms and routes to receive money from a private account in Andorra. This person maintains a sentence of 42 months in prison plus a fine of one million dollars.
The prosecutor also indicated about the bribes obtained by a 2014 presidential candidate and a former Minister of Economy and Finance, in the period from 2010 to 2014.
The payments were made by an interposed person to receive money from Odebrecht, through the contracting projects that took place in that period, using two figureheads who had already been convicted by means of a collaboration agreement and sentenced to 46 months in prison. It details the payment of bribes for millions of dollars to the former minister.
Another of those linked is a defendant who created companies to cover up through them the transfer of money, from 2010 to 2012, which had as final beneficiaries the children of a former president of the period 2009-2014 in the Virgin Islands.
Today the preliminary hearing of the case resumes, where it will be up to the defense to start its argument phase.
Source: Public Ministry