23 de diciembre de 2016 10:22 AM
Actualizado el 23 de diciembre de 2016 10:48 AM
The Standing Comptroller’s Committee of opposition-led National Assembly (AN) will open an investigation into the corruption case involving bribes amounting to USD 98 million paid by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to Venezuelan government officials in exchange for getting and retaining contracts on public construction works.
The President of the Committee, opposition Deputy Freddy Guevara asserted that the Brazilian company received contracts for important infrastructure works in Venezuela to be developed in several regions. These works remain unfinished, even though the required resources were allocated by the government.
The deputy mentioned, for example, the cases of the Caracas-Guarenas-Guatire subway line (north Venezuela); the second line of Los Teques subway line; the Cacique Nigale bridge (the second bridge over Maracaibo Lake, west Venezuela); the third bridge over the Orinoco River (south Venezuela); and the fifth line of Caracas subway.
In addition, Deputy Guevara proposed to sign an agreement between the National Assembly and Odebrecht, aimed at establishing a payment commitment of the fines from the company, once a change of government takes place in Venezuela, as a compensation for the crimes committed with Venezuelan public funds, just like the company will do to compensate the administrations of the US, Brazil, and Switzerland.