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Argentina Seeks Antigua Accounts Information in Odebrecht Probe

  • Antiguan prosecutors collaborating under international treaty
  • Argentina probing alleged corruption in Buenos Aires railway

Argentine prosecutors are asking their Antiguan counterparts to share information about accounts at a bank on the tiny Caribbean island that was used by Odebrecht SA to pay bribes in an intercontinental corruption scandal.

Argentine officials are seeking data from Antigua’s Meinl Bank, said Anthony Armstrong, Antigua’s director of public prosecutions. The request was made on behalf of a prosecutor investigating potential kickbacks in the construction of an underground railway between Buenos Aires city and the province, said a person familiar with the probe in Argentina, who requested anonymity because they’re not authorized to speak publicly.