ODEBRECHT: Prosecutors threatened, witnesses offered bribes

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WITNESSES in Panama’s anti-corruption prosecutions linked to high profile people in the Odebrecht bribery scandal have been offered large  sums of money  to retract their statements  says Attorney General Kenia Porcell.

She also revealed on Monday that $12.8 million had been located in accounts in  Andorra linked to the investigation of  Panama officials.

In an interview with Telemetro, Porcell said that the money is related to a person who “is in the file of Odebrecht, where we have already located $22 million.”

That amount referred to money seized from Swiss bank accounts linked to the sons of former President Ricardo Martinelli.

Porcell said that several of those who have collaborated in the investigations linked to theOdebrecht case have been offered large sums of money   retract their allegations before the Attorney General’s Office. She and anti-corruption prosecutors have been threatened by people she described as cowards

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