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Car Wash Operation Investigates Contract on Suspicion of Bribery Involving President Temer

05/09/2018 - 12h02

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ANA LUIZA ALBUQUERQUE
FROM CURITIBA

The start of the 51st phase of Car Wash operation, called Déjà Vu, on Tuesday (8) morning, once more put Brazilian president Michel Temer (MDB) in the firing line.

Although Curitiba's task force does not have the competence to investigate politicians subject to special jurisdiction, the starting point of the new phase was a contract which, according to Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, was executed with Temer in 2010 in exchange for kickbacks paid to his party.

PAC-SMS contract was signed in 2010 between the international area of Petrobras and Odebrecht, for the provision of security, environment, and health services in nine countries, in addition to Brazil. The contract established an amount of more than US$ 825 million (R$ 2.9 billion).

In his plea bargain statement, the former president of Odebrecht Engineering, Márcio Faria, said that MDB had negotiated a 5% kickback on the amount of the contract, corresponding to US$ 40 million (R$ 142 million).

According to him, there was a meeting with Temer, when he was still Dilma Rousseff's (PT) vice president, and other people from the party, such as former congressman Eduardo Cunha, to discuss with the agreement.

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Brazilian president Michel Temer (MDB)
Brazilian president Michel Temer (MDB)

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The administration stated that the case is "another feeble attempt to attack, in an unacceptable manner, the honor of Temer with nonexistent facts."

Translated by ANA BEATRIZ DEMARIA

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