Posted On 14 Mar 2017
Three months after the Odebrecht case broke out, the data disseminated by the Attorney General’s office in Ecuador has hardly changed: a request for four international criminal cases, a court decision that blocked any contract between state agencies and the construction company, and meetings in Washington, Peru, and Colombia.
For now, it is expected that the Attorney Generals of these last two nations meet with their Ecuador counterpart on March 24, in Quito. But the prosecution does not have an exact month to reveal the first data related to these investigations.
“The times of justice are not the times of politics. Justice has its own times and, therefore, we need these times to give the results,” said Ecuadorian Attorney General Galo Chiriboga.
But in countries like Colombia and Peru, their prosecutors already know details of how the Brazilian company paid bribes. In Lima, for example, a month before the US Department of Justice revealed the issue (December 21, 2016), justice agents accessed Intelligence data that spoke of alleged illegal payments and that the information was kept in the US, Brazil, and Switzerland.