Brazil’s Ex-Finance Minister Denies Odebrecht Accusations

Mantega says accusations of his involvement in illicit campaign contributions in 2014 presidential campaign by former Odebrecht CEO as a 'piece of fiction'.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former finance minister of Brazil, Guido Mantega said on Thursday that the statements made by former CEO Marcelo Odebrecht that the Rousseff-Temer ticket received illicit campaign contributions were a ‘piece of fiction’, according to Rousseff’s attorney, Flavio Caetano.

“Guido Mantega gave a very emphatic statement, saying that all of Marcelo Odebrecht's statements are lies. He used that word,” Caetano was quoted as saying by local news media.

“There is no statement by Marcelo Odebrecht that deserves credibility. They are all lies and he [Mantega] says that the . . .

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