Odebrecht Admits Illegal Donations During Brazil’s 2014 Elections

Top presidential candidates deny claims by former Odebrecht executives that company gave more than R$37 million in illicit donations to the 2014 campaign.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Mega construction company, Odebrecht, gave more than R$37 million in irregular donations for the 2014 Presidential campaign, according to former company executives who agreed to plea bargaining agreements in the Lava Jato (Carwash) scandal.

Presidential candidates, however, say that all electoral contributions received for their campaigns were in accordance with legislation and if any illicit donations were made on their behalf they were unaware of them.

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