Odebrecht audit controversy in Chamber of Accounts


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Feb 20, 2019

The Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht audit is making headlines. The media has been covering the dissident vote in the Chamber of Accounts regarding the conclusions on the audits’ findings to 11 public works.

One of five members of the Chamber of Accounts, Margarita Melenciano Corporan recommended annulling the audits on grounds that these did not acknowledge technical and legal dispositions violated by the Ministry of Public Works for 11 Odebrecht projects carried out from 2002 to 2014. The projects span the governments of former Presidents Hipólito Mejía, Leonel Fernández and Danilo Medina.

The Chamber of Accounts president had announced the audits were completed and would be made public at the end of this September 2020. Melenciano Corporan also issued her dissenting opinion because she says several amendments to the works violated...
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