Andorra shares Odebrecht information with Peru


Andorran judge Canòlich Mingorance shared information on Peruvian former government officials and lawyers involved in the Odebrecht corruption case.

Requested by Peru, documentation was received by Senior Prosecutor Alonso Peña, head of the International Legal Cooperation and Extraditions Unit in the Attorney General's Office.

"The act reflects the high level of confidence among prosecution authorities of both countries," Peña stated.

Information sharing took place during the Attorneys and General Prosecutors Convention in Lima, Peru -an event gathering delegations from more than 20 American, European and Asian countries. 

In September, Spanish newspaper EL Pais revealed Brazil's largest engineering conglomerate, Odebrecht, allegedly paid US$15 million to senior officials and businessmen in Peru through accounts at Private Bank of Andorra (BPA). 

Likewise, there is proof Victor Enrique Muñoz Cuba received US$4.5 million in deposits from the scandal-plagued construction giant. 

Muñoz is the cousin of former Vice-Minister of Communications Jorge Cuba Hidalgo in Garcia's administration (2006-2011), who is investigated for irregularities in the concession of Line 1 of the Lima Metro. 

On the other hand, Edwin Martin Luyo Barrientos -former Chairman of the Lima Metro Line 1 Tender Committee, under ex-President Garcia- received US$500,000. 

Other deposits worth US$250,000 have been identified as well. Recipients were Jorge Peñaranda Castañeda and Gabriel Prado Ramos.