Israeli Agent Involved in Brazilian Bribes in Peru
03 de enero de 2017, 13:34Lima, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) One of those identified as having received bribes from Brazilian companies operating in Peru, is a rich businessman, said to be an old Israeli intelligence officer, closely related to former president Alejandro Toledo.
The name, Yosef Maiman, came to light in a media conference yesterday given by the Ministry of Justice, which detailed the bribes paid by the company, Odebrecht which operated in Peru for almost a decade (2005-2014).
Anti-corruption Attorney, Hamilton Castro, said that after nine months of requesting information for a case in which ex-president Toledo is accused of laundering money, it was discovered that the Brazilian construction company, Camargo Correia, had also paid money to Maiman.
According to the preliminary investigation, a total of $6 million USD in bribes were paid to the government, from 2001-2006, by Camargo Correia, in order to get the contract for the construction of the forth section of the Inter-oceanic highway.
Odebrecht built the largest section of the highway. For one of its contracts, it paid $29 million USD in bribes. The figures were admitted by the company in an deal with US justice, for which they received a fine as they used the US financial system as the mechanism for the bribes.
Attorney, Castro said that Maiman's trail was found during an investigation into a previous case of corruption called 'Sand Castle', in which Canargo Correia was the main suspect.
Castro specified that the report said that Camargo Correia paid Maiman $15,000 USD in cash and $91,667 USD through a bank deposit in June 2006 via a Swiss bank and the Trade Center Financial Corporation, in an account for a company called Trailbridge Ltd opened by Maiman in the Citybank, London.
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