Government has only received US$60 million of the US$184 million deal with Odebrecht


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Feb 20, 2019

The Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht compensated the Dominican government for US$60 million in payments made in 2017 and 2018. The Brazilian corporation, nevertheless, has defaulted on the remaining eight payments as per the agreement. It was known at the time that if the payments were defaulted, the agreement could be revoked. The agreement established that the Dominican government would not prosecute Odebrecht officers for wrongdoings in the Dominican Republic.

The deal was signed by then Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez months after Odebrecht officers admitted to a New York City court having paid US$92 million in bribes to Dominican government officers and others to benefit from government contracting. The deal established a fine of double the total of the bribes Odebrecht officers had admitted to in the NY court.

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