08 May 2019
Mexico will launch a criminal probe into Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA within 60 days, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said on Monday.
“Using recently gathered information and within a period of no more than 60 days, a case will be brought,” Gertz Manero said at an event in Mexico City. He added the case could be prosecuted as “organized crime.”
Mexican state-owned entities, such as oil firm Pemex, have been banned from doing business with Odebrecht or receiving proposals from the firm for three years.
Odebrecht has been at the center of the so-called Car Wash corruption investigation in Brazil, which has rippled across Latin America and which U.S. prosecutors have said is the biggest political graft scheme ever uncovered.
By Lizbeth Diaz, Reuters, 6 May 2019
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