Bribery Division: Raids in Peru Target Former First Lady, Law Firms Linked to Odebrecht Pipeline
11 Jul 2019

Prosecutors in Peru have raided the home of former first lady Nadine Heredia in a sweeping operation linked to alleged corruption connected to a massive gas pipeline constructed by the disgraced multinational Odebrecht.

The Heredia home was one of 26 properties targeted by anti-corruption forces probing corruption in the construction of the pipeline known as Gasoducto Sur, reported the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists‘ media partners at Convoca and other media outlets.

The raids, which were authorized by judge Juan Carlos Sánchez Balbuena, also zeroed in on the homes of two former ministers of energy and three prominent Peruvian law firms.

They come less than two weeks after the publication of the Bribery Division, an investigation led by ICIJ, revealed hundreds of millions of dollars in secret payments by a division of the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht that existed primarily to manage the company’s bribes.

By Sasha Chavkin, ICIJ, 9 July 2019

Read more at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Photo: Galería del Ministerio de Defensa de Perú Lima, Perú. [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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