The National Economic and (BNDES) announced on Saturday (April 15) that it will open internal investigations to check the veracity of the information made by a deponent of Odebrecht to federal attorneys, revealing the payments of fees related to BNDES´ financing to Odebrecht in Angola.
Specifically, the interest of the BNDES and the federal attorneys is to verify whether the request for the hiring of a consultancy made by Luiz Eduardo Melin de Carvalho then head of office of the former Minister of Finance Guido Mantega. Melin de Carvalho (andf ormer international and foreign trade director of BNDES) was related to bribery or kickbacks.
The investigations will also seek to determine the participation in illicit schemes between BNDES and Odebrecht, allegedly involving another official of the bank, Alvaro Luiz Vereda de Oliveira, former advisor to the president of BNDES between 2015 and 2016.
Both Melin de Carvalho and Vereda de Oliveira are not career civil servants of the BNDES, and the positions they held there were for indication of the high scale of the Workers’ Party.