LAVA JATO CASE
Cooperation between Brazil and Latin America in the worst case of corruption in recent history
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The Press releases on Wednesday, May 29, a report by Transparency International , chapter of Brazil, and JOTA (https://www.jota.info/lavajota/ ) on the exchange of information and cooperation of the Lava Jato operation . This medium has already published to a large extent what this report contains, especially regarding Panama .
Analysis report of hard disks and pendrives seized
Judicial Police Report
Report of the Federal Police Department
Requests for detention and bank secrecy violations made by the Federal Public Ministry
It should be recalled that this case had its beginnings more than five years ago, time in which La Prensa has given a broad coverage to the issue in order to clarify the payment of bribes to officials during the last three government administrations.
Attached you will find the links of some notes published in relation to the points mentioned in the report of Panama.
In an e-mail of September 2007 sent to Marcelo Odebrecht and others, the former Odebrecht manager, Marcos Vasconcelos Cruz, it is understood that Odebrecht assembled the bidding document, which the company won, for sanitation works in the Bay of Panama.
In a document accompanying the request for the preventive detention of former Petrobras manager Celso Araripe de Oliveira , formulated in June 2015, a report by the Federal Police in Curitiba, he mentions that the corruption scheme in the state company was disseminated for years in the case mention from another ex-manager, Pedro Barusco . “Although BARUSCO does not have the exact notion of how such payments were made, it mentions that the securities destined by ODEBRECHT to its person were received together with the PEXO CORPORATION account from deposits of the CONSTRUCTORA INTERNACIONAL DEL SUR, both entities being based in Panama. ”
In a request for preventive detention and other measures, formulated in June 2016, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Curitiba recounts facts discovered from the analysis of the use of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca in Brazil for the opening of offshore companies used to launder diverted capital of Petrobras. According to the MPF, “part of the public agents and operators of the Petrobras bid fraud scheme, which through a cartel formed by the country’s largest contractors, calling itself ‘club’, promoted the concealment of illicitly obtained assets through of offshores opened by the Brazilian branch of the Panamanian company Mossack Fonseca (…) “.
+ André Luiz Campos Rabello (former director of Odebrecht in Panama): responsible for operations in Panama and the main bidder in the country that could be of interest to the construction company. He is the main informer in the country.
+ Olívio Rodrigues Junior (ex-partner of the company JR Graco Assessoria e Consultoria Financeira Ltda, used to review the bribery of the Odebrecht Group): Olívio was the creator of the front company to operate the Odebrecht bribe payment flow abroad.
+ Luiz Eduardo Soares (former official of the Structured Operations Sector): was responsible for organizing the payment of bribes in Panama.
REQUESTS FOR COOPERATION SENT TO BRAZIL
Panama sent 18 cooperation requests to Brazil in the last two years in the framework of Operation Lava Jato, being 13 in 2017 and five in 2018
– Get information
– Obtain documents and information, or criminal proceedings
– Obtaining information; Sharing of documents and information about criminal investigations
– Obtaining data on criminal investigations
– Make the notification and the citation
– Notification and testimonials.
– Get a copy of the file / audio and its transcript of the declaration
– Obtain a copy of the audios / videos and transcripts of the declarations and / or agreements
– Notification and interrogation
– Copy or audio of the winning speech
– Information and testimonials
– Notification and interrogation
– Information and processes
– Copy of collaboration terms
– Process copy
– Hearing by VTC