Keiko Fujimori testifies in campaign bribary scandal investigation

Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former Peru President Alberto Fujimori was recently implicated in receiving illegal bribes from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company.  The company in Peruvian court was found to have illegally paid over 29 million dollars in bribes to Peruvian government officials in exchange for awarding million dollar projects from 2005 to 2011. Currently the former CEO of Odebrecht-Marcelo Odebrecht-is in prison on a 19 year sentence, admitted to Peruvian prosecutors that he paid for most of the 2011 presidential candidates campaigns through Jorge Barata, who was the former head of Odebrecht in Peru. Fujimori testified in court and did confirm that she had met with Barata on one occasion and whilst having a government plan meeting with several Brazilian business men; but she did not have any private meetings with Barata himself. She also stated that clearly this was all a ‘plan’ to bring her down. If sufficient evidence in the case is found, This would be a devastating blow to the power of Popular Force (the party that Keiko is the head of) in Peru’s Congress. It seems to me that corruption does not fall far from the family tree. Keiko’s father, Alberto is serving a 25 year sentence in prison for human rights violations and corruption.

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