Brazilian Senator Aecio Neves Implicated in Fraud Scheme

Odebrecht’s ex-infrastructure director told federal prosecutors in his Lava Jato plea-bargaining accord that Neves set up kickback schemes for public works.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former presidential candidate, Senator Aecio Neves has been accused by an Odebrecht executive of setting up a bribery scheme to benefit contractors building the new Minas Gerais state’s government building in Belo Horizonte when he was governor of the state.

According to national daily Folha de S. Paulo, Odebrecht’s former infrastructure director, Benedicto Junior told federal prosecutors in his plea-bargaining agreement that he met with Neves in Belo Horizonte and that the former governor instructed him to speak to a subordinate who would determine the percentage of . . .

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