Lava Jato Operation Arrests High-Level Executives in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Federal Police in Brazil issued warrant arrests for twelve suspects in the 14th phase of the mega bribery and corruption scheme known as Operação Lava Jato (Carwash Operation). Among those arrested early Friday morning were the owner and president of Odebrecht and the president of Andrade Gutierrez, the two largest construction conglomerates in the country.

By late Friday morning (June 19th), the police had already arrested nine people. All of those arrested worked at one of the two construction companies.

“We should punish all those responsible,” said Carlos . . .

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