Panama, Dominican Republic huddle over Odebrecht scandal
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Santo Domingo.- Justice minister Jean Alain Rodríguez, on Mon. received from Panama counterpart, Kenya Porcell, information on the financial products of the 14 defendants in the Odebrecht graft case and their relatives in that country’s financial system.
In the official letter to seek international legal cooperation, Rodriguez requested the amounts of the financial products held by Ángel Rondón, Conrado Pittaluga, Víctor Díaz Rúa, Temístocles Montás, Andrés Bautista, Radhamés Segura, Ruddy González, Máximo D’Oleo, César Sánchez, Bernardo Castellanos, Roberto Rodríguez, Julio César Valentín, Tommy Galán and Alfredo Pacheco in the that nation, as well as copies of bank transfers made since January 2001 until December 31, 2014.
The document also lists 29 people, including wives, children, brothers and close associates of those charged with taking US$92.0 million in bribes from Odebrecht in exchange for contracts on State works.
“Likewise inform us if they have participation as owners, partners, directors or managers of any corporate name, registered in the Republic of Panama, in which case we request that you provide all the constituent documents and any type that is maintained in record of these incorporations,” said Rodriguez in his missive.
In a statement the Justice Ministry said information on the case was also requested from Argentina, Spain and the Bahamas.