ODEBRECHT- Panama’s favorite contractor,,,,at it again in MEXICO. Offers $18 Million to settle corruption
- By : Panama Now
- Category : Crime, Legal
Brazil’s Odebrecht offered the Mexican state to pay a reparation of $ 18 million – less than a third of the fines imposed in Mexico – and give information about bribery cases in the country, in exchange for being able to hold public works contracts again, a draft of the agreement seen by Reuters.
In the proposal presented to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) a few weeks ago, which was rejected by the Government of Mexico, Odebrecht requested that the treatment be kept confidential and that both the PGR and the Secretariat of Public Administration (SFP) desist to initiate future actions against him.
Since the end of last year, the SFP, the comptroller of public administration, has fined two Odebrecht subsidiaries in Mexico with almost $ 57 million due to suspicions of corruption and disqualified them for up to four years to participate in public contracts.
The criminal investigations are stalled in Mexico, since the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) has not been able to access the documents that reside in Brazil and that contain details of the Mexican case.
In early October, the deputy prosecutor specializing in the Investigation of Federal Crimes of the PGR, Felipe Muñoz , told local media, without explaining the reason, that from Brazil they had refused “on several occasions” to give him the documents.