Lima, Nov 20 (EFE). - A Peruvian court declared today the request to incorporate, as "responsible third party", the Brazilian companies Camargo Correa, Andrade Gutiérrez and Queiroz. Galvao in the investigation that follows on the presumed illicit concession of section 4 of the South Interoceanic Highway.
The decision was taken by Judge Richard Concepción, of the First National Preparatory Investigation Court, after evaluating in a public hearing the request of the Odebrecht Prosecutor's Office and the position of the legal defense of the companies, the Judiciary informed in a press release.
The Attorney General's Office indicated that the companies joined to form Intersur Concesiones and, through agreed bribes between their executives, obtain the tender for section 4 of the South Interoceanic Highway during the Government of Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006).
The Attorney General considered as elements of conviction to the existence of emails seized from the director of Intersur, Marcos de Moura Wanderley, in which allegedly reference is made to bribes.
In addition, he mentioned the existence of deposits in accounts of Josef Maiman, a Peruvian-Israeli businessman who is considered a presumptive figurehead of Toledo, from a company linked to companies Brazilian.
The defense of the companies considered that the Attorney General lacked legitimacy to submit their request and denied the existence of the mails based on a supposed expertise requested by the investigated, but their arguments were dismissed by Judge Concepción.
In Peru, the Odebrecht case focuses on tracing the trail of the 29 million dollars that the Brazilian company admitted to the US Court of Justice in paying bribes to officials in exchange for awarding millionaire works between 2005 and 2014.
That period it covers the presidential terms of Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), who has a warrant for having received a presumed bribe of 20 million dollars; included in investigations for gifts for the Lima Metro, and Ollanta Humala (2011-2016), imprisoned for the alleged irregular financing of his party.