Angel Rondón tells more in court, court rejects petition to interrogate Marcos Vasconcelos Cruz

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In his second hour-long presentation in his defense in court on Monday, 23 November 2020, Odebrecht representative Angel Rondón said he was paid US$79.2 million for his work on behalf of the company. He denied the payment was for bribes. He told the First Collegiate Court of the National District that is hearing his case that the amount was confirmed and certified by the Superintendence of Banks.



Since the case was first heard in a Dominican court in 2017, Rondón has always said he was paid for his services and has demanded proof the money was for bribes. Rondón now says the prosecutors should interrogate others on the bribes Odebrecht has admitted to paying.



The case is a follow up to original hearings in a New York City Court that ended in December 2016 with the revelation that the Brazilian company had accepted it paid US$92 million in bribes to expedite...

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