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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hugo Chavez probed over Odebrecht scandal, Venezuelan lawmaker says


Juan Guaidó, the leader of the Comptroller Committee in the National Assembly, said Venezuelan and Brazilian authorities launched an investigation into late former President Hugo Chavez over his possible role in the multinational Odebrecht corruption scandal. Venezuela's Public Ministry late January said it launched an investigation into accusations officials under Chavez and his replacement Nicolas Maduro received nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian company Odebrecht. In the investigation conducted by the Brazilian and Venezuelan public prosecutor's offices, several transport ministers who worked under Chavez's regime are accused of receiving bribes. Those implications have widened the investigation to include Chavez himself, Guaidó said. More…

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