Prosecutor’s Office issued arrest warrant for Odebrecht case

The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic requested the Attorney General of the Republic of Brazil for a certified copy of the allegation rendered by Marcelo Odebrecht, as part of the investigation carried out in Venezuelan territory, by the 55th National Prosecutor’s Office, in the case of the alleged irregularities committed by Odebrecht.

The information was provided by the Attorney General of the Republic, Luisa Ortega Díaz, during her participation in the «En Sintonía con el Ministerio Publico» (In tune with the Public Prosecutor’s Office) program, broadcast by the RNV Informative channel, who detailed that are being requested other statements running in the file and that may help in the investigation.

As part of the measures of mutual assistance in criminal matters, the Brazilian Public Prosecutor’s Office was requested to authorize interviews with persons involved in the case, under retention, by a Venezuelan prosecutor.

Ortega Díaz also reported that the Public Prosecutor’s Office filed a detention order against a citizen, whose identity was not disclosed, and was requested to be included in the red Interpol code for extradition, should he be out of the country .

Parallel to this, the prosecution asked the Swiss authorities for «A certified copy of the list of Venezuelan nationals who received deposits of money in Swiss banks by the Odebrecht company, as well as bank movements of Venezuelan citizens who appear as beneficiaries of Banking deposit transactions carried out by the Odebrecht company or by any other representative of this company. «