Thursday, 16 November 2017

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski denies Odebrecht bribe allegations

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has denied receiving any campaign donations or bribes from the Brazilian construction giant, Odebrecht.

In a statement broadcast on national television, Mr Kuczynski also rejected claims that he had been hired as a consultant a decade ago.

The allegations were made by the firm's former president, Marcelo Odebrecht.

The company has been implicated in corruption cases in several Latin American nations.

Marcelo Odebrecht, who is serving a 19-year jail sentence in Brazil, has agreed to cooperate with a major international corruption investigation in exchange for a more lenient sentence.

BBC         News.