Brazil, Argentina Sign Deal to Share Odebrecht Plea-Bargaining Information

Similar information-sharing agreements related to the Lava Jato corruption scandal have already been signed with Switzerland, Norway and the Netherlands.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A legal cooperation agreement signed between Brazil and Argentina allows the courts of the neighboring country to use information from plea agreements signed by Odebrecht executives in the widespread Lava Jato (Car Wash) corruption probe.

According to Brazilian authorities several corruption cases involving one of Brazil’s largest contractors, Odebrecht, are being processed in Argentina and, with the information and evidence provided by Brazil, ‘it will be possible for the first time to accuse former employees involved in irregularities’.

"After a long negotiation and dialogue between the Secretariat for International . . .

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