Alecksey Mosquera, Rafael Correa’s former Minister of Electricity, is one of the high officials who will not be able to enjoy money attributed to his name in the Principality of Andorraproduct of corruption in the Odebrecht case.
According to an investigation by Spain’s El País newspaper, leaders, businessmen and high officials bribed by Odebrechtthe Brazilian construction giant that starred in the largest corrupt plot in Latin America, will not be able to enjoy part of its hidden loot in Andorra.
And that includes Mosquera, who was the first sentenced for the corrupt plot and received five years for money laundering. A judge of the Principality possibly last March to maintain frozen 30 accounts in the Andorran Private Banking (BPA) and one in Credit Andorrà, with a total balance of 52.2 million euros (51 million dollars), according to documents to which the newspaper has had access The country.
EXPRESS consulted the attorney for the actions to recover the money and she replied that they are contacting the Basel Institute, an expert in the recovery of assets abroad, to manage the payment. This newspaper unsuccessfully tried to communicate with former Minister Mosquera, who was released due to the concession of the semi-open regime.
The funds belong to former leaders, andpublic employees and figureheads that they received from the infrastructure company in exchange for the award of public works. And among the locked fortunes, there were three million euros (2.9 dollars) in deposits and opaque accounts linked to businessmen and high-ranking officials who served during the second term of the deceased former Peruvian president. alan garcia (2006-2011).
Also, 34 million euros (33.5 million dollars) connected with former charges and straw men of the former head of the Panamanian Government Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014).
The balance withheld (52 million) represents a quarter of the 200 million that the Brazilian construction company disbursed in Andorra (a country shielded until 2017 by banking secrecy) to buy the wills of 145 politicians and high-ranking officials from Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. The embargo includes 282,701 euros ($279,393) from Mosquera and 1.4 million euros ($1.3) from two former Odebrecht executives.
The money that would belong to Mosquera is withheld in the BPA. The Deposit It appears in the name of the instrumental company (without activity) Percy Trading INC, which it shares with businessman Marcelo Endara, who also controls another frozen account with 80,152 euros ($79,142).
The former member of Correa’s cabinet, who received a million Odebrecht in the Andorran bank, he was sentenced in 2018 to five years for his link with the corrupt network.
Alecksey Mosquera wants to pay part of the comprehensive repair with a car and technical advice
Along with the bribed leaders, the embargo affects Odebrecht’s own executives. The ex-directors Luiz Eduardo Da Rocha and Olivio Rodriguez Jr. they have 1.2 million and 307,543 euros, respectively, paralyzed in BPA.
Rodríguez Junior was the trusted man of the president of the firm, Marcelo Odebrecht, and managed in the Principality more than 200 million.
At the beginning of the year, Edison Burbano, defender of Mosqueramade a proposal to meet the $666,000 of the comprehensive repairs provided in the sentence. He wanted a Kia Rio vehicle, considered Mosquera’s only asset, to serve as part of the payment. He also hoped that a payment would be accepted with his knowledge through consultation, but the offer was not accepted.
Burbano was unaware of the existence of that account. “If he has that money, he belongs to the attorney take it,” he said.