February 28, 2018 / 8:00 PM / in 17 days

Ex-Odebrecht head in Peru says he donated to president's campaign -lawyer

LIMA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The former head of Peru operations for scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht, Jorge Barata, told prosecutors that he gave money to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s 2011 campaign, an attorney for opposition leader Keiko Fujimori said on Wednesday.

Barata, a state’s witness for a money laundering probe involving several politicians, also told Peruvian prosecutors that he gave money to two representatives for Fujimori’s party, Fujimori’s attorney Guiliana Loza told reporters in Brazil in comments broadcast live in Peru on local TV channel Canal N.

It was not clear if Barata was being accused of any wrongdoing for making campaign contributions. (Reporting By Mitra Taj)

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