When in november 2012 was the then president of mexico Felipe Calderon He opened the Laiska Hydroelectric Power Plant in Nayarit State, and the PAN chairman presented the work as one of the most relevant in his six-year term (2006-2012).
With a generating capacity of 750 megawatts – half the maximum demand of the Mexican city of Guadalajara – this infrastructure at the bottom of the Rio Grande de Santiago has been brought to public view as the second largest dam in the world after the Chinese Three Gorges.
A decade later, a mysterious report by Spanish lawyer Mauricio Corte hid the massive work of the PAN. The project was awarded to the Mexican construction company ICA and cost more than $1,000 million, 30% more than the initial budget.
Shadows are now hanging over an alleged advisory document for which Cort was paid $3 million. The lawyer received this sum in Andorra in November 2012, when Calderón opened a dam in Jalisco that doubled the size of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt.
Four shadowy Mexican companies transferred the three million from the report to the lawyer’s account in the Principality of the Pyrenees. These are the commercial companies Comercializadora y marketing Maja SA, Internacional Transfer Gamba SA, Ramra Consulting SA and Asesoría y edificación Integrated Rutgal SA.
Andorra’s police question Cort’s report, which was titled “Risk Study to Determine the Potential Maximum Loss of the La Yesca Hydroelectric Project.” He asserts that the companies that paid for the work were helpful (without activity). The agents also point out that the lawyer acted as a key piece in the bribery mechanism that successfully awarded construction companies public awards, according to a report from Pyrenees investigators that EL PAÍS had access to.
Three months after collecting his obscure advisory course in Andorra, Cort sent 80% of the money into a deposit at the Savings Bank of Panama in the name of Assets Trust and Corporate Services Inc. In this Central American country on Ocean Reef, a luxury residential complex with a yacht club and a helipad, and for investment in a “real estate project” on the island of Pedro González located in the so-called Las Perlas archipelago in the Gulf of Panama.
Andorran police confirm that the construction company that won La Yesca, ICA, was the “preferred partner in the various tenders in Mexico of the Spanish Federal Communications Commission.” and that Arados de Plata and Neecel Corp, which appear as account holders in BPA As Kurt compiled his report, “they were going to get money from the FCC.”
Judicial Court Pools
Kurt faces court cases at Andorraand Panama and Spain to administer illegal kickbacks to construction companies.
The lawyer is under investigation by a judge of the Spanish National Court for bribery (bribery) and money laundering. The investigation links the lawyer to the pay circuit that allowed the FCC to win awards in Panama during Ricardo Martinelli’s presidency (2009-2014).
Cort’s actions allegedly enabled the company to win bids in the Central American country for the Luis Chicho Fabrega Hospital (127 million), the seat of the Electoral Court (27.6), access to the Pacific Canal (187) – in a consortium with ICA and Meco – or to rehabilitate Centenario Bridge (27.6).
The lawyer also has trials pending in Panama, where he has his own law firm, according to sources close to his Spanish defense. In June 2019, Kurt was arrested in the Central American country after this newspaper revealed that the FCC took seven awards worth $446 million in that country, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica after signing him in 2010.
In addition, Kurt is being investigated in Andorra – where he hid the millionaire’s money through four accounts in BPA– for him Alleged collection of 4% commissions to the FCC for bids The governments of Martinelli (Panama), Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), and Mauricio Funes (El Salvador) between 2010 and 2014.
Court is awaiting temporary release in Panama from the results of his judicial fronts in this country, Spain and Andorra, according to sources close to his defense. EL PAÍS tried unsuccessfully to obtain a copy from the attorney and construction firms ICA and FCC.
The mystery of the three-million-dollar Lyska Report adds to the history surrounding the enigmatic lawyer. A lawyer who was already sentenced in 2018 by a Panamanian court to 48 months in prison for transferring kickbacks from Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant who committed the largest bribery scheme in America. The former lawyer of this company, Rodrigo Takla Corte, linked the Spanish anti-corruption prosecutor to alleged FCC payments to the children of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli through compensation operations (money laundering mechanism).
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