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does not know. He says he does not understand it. He cannot explain how his name
came to appear on the Odebrecht lists. The Venezuelan engineer Lucas Valera was
surprised to see himself involved in a list of clandestine transfers, which the
Brazilian construction giant distributed from 2006 to 2008. It is about 377
thousand US dollars, which he affirms he does not remember. "Why should I know?"
He asks. "I do not know…"
transfer appears as fifth in a list of 18 transfers that Odebrecht acknowledged
and submitted to the Peruvian justice as part of a process of "effective
collaboration." Prosecutor Hamilton Castro presented that document on February
9. It has become one of the most important documents in the process that calls
for the appearance of former President Alejandro Toledo, the copy of which -now
leaked for this report- points Valera as the only individual in a tangle of
companies and transfers in Peru related to the Odebrecht case.