The former legal secretary of the Presidency would have received $ 4.8 million for bribes from Odebrecht. The intermediary would be Carlos Pareja Cordero. The Prosecutor’s Office clarified on Monday, February 4, that he will not release Alexis Mera from investigations into the case of Odebrecht bribes.
Up till now, the Office of the Prosecutor is compiling the information provided in Brazil by former Vice President of Odebrecht for Latin America and Angola, Luis Mameri, who declared in mid-January before the Brazilian courts.
Mameri said he gave two payments to Mera, one for 1.3 million for the San Francisco project, and another for 3.5 million, in exchange for helping Odebrecht in certain legal problems in Ecuador.
The Office of the Prosecutor, through its Twitter account, reported “that the institution’s actions have always been in accordance with the law”. This, before several television reports in which they argued that the former legal secretary of the Presidency was not part of the tax investigations into the case. In a press release, Mera said that in the trial against Glas was also investigated, without finding anything against him. “What the Brazilian company has done, if the claims of Mameri and (José Conceição) Santos are true, is to allow him to steal my name, without any verification,” he added.
Mera did not rule out taking legal action against the Brazilian company for “tremendous insinuation.” Mameri said in his statement in Brazil that the payments made to the Chinese company Glory International were bribes for former Vice President Jorge Glas.
On January 29, Odebrecht’s Operation Manager in Ecuador, Gibran Loor, emphasized that Mameri’s information is not new, but corresponds to that delivered by the Lava Jato case in June 2017. At Loor’s discretion, the Latest revelations disseminated in the media are due to leaks.
From this, several media revealed yesterday that the money for Mera had been transferred to the company Dramiston Limited, based in the Bahamas. For these transactions, two bank accounts opened in the Guaranty Trust Bank Limited Bahamas and the RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Ltd. would have been used.
According to Mameri, the payments were made after receiving the resources for each invoice presented by Odebrecht. Mera’s intermediary would be Carlos Pareja Cordero, who is in Peru. (I)