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Peru Confiscates R$190 Million in Assets of 8 Brazilian Firms

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government officials in Peru have ordered the seizing of more than R$190 million in assets from construction conglomerate Odebrecht and seven other Brazilian companies operating in the country, according to Peruvian website Ojo Público.

The investigative newspaper reported that the eight companies are involved in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) corruption scandal.

The assets confiscated include money in bank accounts, real estate property and vehicles of these companies in the country. According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, among the companies affected are Queiroz Galvão and OAS.

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