In a statement, he detailed that the FBI investigated the cases that led to the seizure of the assets to be returned to Peru and acted as the seizing agency.< /h2>
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In a statement, he explained that the FBI investigated the cases that led to the confiscation of assets to be returned to Peru and acted as a seizing agency. (Photo: El Comercio)
The Department of Justice will return nearly $686,000 in criminal proceeds forfeited to Peru related to the corruption and bribery of former President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) by the Brazilian company Odebrecht.
“This case is an example important part of the international cooperation needed to address corruption abroad where illicit profits are brought to the United States”said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite of the Justice Department's Criminal Division.
“The department is committed to do its part to recover and repatriate such proceeds of corruption where appropriate”, it added in a statement.
In the matter of forfeiture civil filed in the Eastern District Court of New York, Some US$639,583.07 was deposited in Bank of America account number XXXXXXXX1655, with a beneficiary identified as The Havenell Trust.
The United States alleged that Toledo Manrique solicited millions in bribe payments to Odebrechtfor the construction of the South Interoceanic Highway. Subsequently, the company made bribery payments to the former president through third-party accounts.
Ultimately, Toledo and his family used approximately $1.2 million from bribery payments to purchase Maryland real estate in 2007, through a scheme designed to conceal the former president's ownership of the funds and his connection to Odebrecht .
The forfeited assets represent proceeds from the sale of Maryland real property. The FBI investigated the cases that led to the forfeiture of the assets to be returned to Peru and acted as the seizing agency.
In support of the actions Forfeiture of the US, the Peruvian Government provided extensive and wide-ranging assistance. In particular, the documentary evidence contributed to the timely success of the seizure.