Brazil’s Lava Jato Focuses on Odebrecht in Its 26th Phase

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The twenty-sixth phase of the Lava Jato (Car wash) investigation started Tuesday morning with a focus on one of Brazil’s largest construction conglomerates, Odebrecht. Nearly 380 police officers are handing out 110 warrants in at least eight Brazilian states and the country’s capital, Brasilia.

According to federal investigators there is solid evidence that the conglomerate used financial operators linked to the black currency market to pay off third parties for advantages. According to officials, investigations show that cash payments were made by high ranking Odebrecht executives to . . .

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