Peru Ad hoc Attorney brings charges against former President Alan Garcia


Peru's ad hoc Attorney on the Odebrecht case filed a lawsuit against ex-Peruvian President Alan Garcia (1985-1990; 2006-2011) over crimes against public administration.

The offence was allegedly linked to the execution of Lima Metro Line 1 project.

In a press conference, ad hoc Attorney Katherine Ampuero affirmed former Transport and Communications Minister Enrique Cornejo and Lima Metro Line Autonomous Authority Chairman Oswaldo Plascencia have also been included in the case.

Odebrecht case

As is known, the Brazilian construction giant admitted to having paid bribes worth approximately US$29 million to government officials in Peru, "in order to secure public-works contracts."

As a result, Odebrecht benefited from over US$143 million between 2005 and 2014 in Peru, according to the U.S. Justice Department. 

The period in question covers three previous presidencies: Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), Alan Garcia (2006-2011) and Ollanta Humala (2011-2016).