Comptroller Says Odebrecht Irregularities Cost Peru $283 Million

Irregularities detected in contracts awarded to Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA, a family-owned conglomerate at the center of a growing graft scandal in Latin American, have cost Peru at least $283 million, the comptroller said on Wednesday.

Authorities in Peru have been scrambling to gauge damages that Odebrecht may have wrought in the Andean country since the company acknowledged bribing unnamed officials there and in other countries in the region in a record $3.5 billion global plea deal signed in the United States.

Odebrecht won 23 public work contracts worth at least $16.94...
6 Published By - voanews.latinamerica - 2017.01.12. 00:30
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