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Entries in Brazil (224)

Thursday
Dec152016

Braskem announces $957 million ‘global settlement’ of Operation Car Wash offenses

Brazil petrochemical giant Braskem SA said Wednesday it will pay about $957 million in penalties and damages for a global settlement related to the Operation Car Wash corruption and kickback scandal.

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Monday
Oct242016

Embraer pays $205 million to settle FCPA charges

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer SA is paying more than $205 million to the DOJ and SEC to resolve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Friday
Oct072016

Singapore rig builder calls Brazil payments ‘suspicious’

Keppel Corporation said certain payments made by an agent in connection with Petrobras contracts may have been "suspicious." 

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Tuesday
Oct042016

Braskem enters talks with feds to resolve FCPA allegations

Brazil petrochemical giant Braskem SA said Monday it has started discussions with the DOJ and SEC that could "lead to formal settlement negotiations and the resolution" of allegations that it paid bribes in exchange for supply contracts from state oil company Petrobras. 

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Thursday
Sep292016

Brazil’s Generational Clash

I recently had the great privilege of working closely with one of Brazil’s federal prosecutors at the International Anti-Corruption Academy. A young person just a handful of years out of law school, he’s that rare individual -- bright in every sense of the word, articulate, generous, someone you immediately trust, a person of deep convictions, a natural leader.

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Tuesday
Sep272016

Andy Spalding: Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Revolution Continues

Brazil’s Supreme Court has authorized a federal investigation into Brazilian President Michel Temer’s role in the sprawling corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. If Temer’s presidency does not survive the investigation -- and I’m betting it won’t -- it will be another chapter in what may be the most dramatic anti-corruption enforcement story this world has ever seen.

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Friday
Sep162016

Brazil charges Lula as Petrobras graft ‘boss’

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged Wednesday with spearheading a corruption and kickback scheme tied to Petrobras contracts.

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Wednesday
Aug312016

Brazil president removed from office

Brazil’s Senate voted Wednesday to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. The vote was 61 to 20, well clear of the two-thirds needed to pass the impeachment motion.

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Friday
Aug122016

At Singapore's Keppel Corp, did the C-suite approve big bribes?

A former Keppel Corporation agent has reportedly accused the company's executives of authorizing him to pay bribes to Brazil officials in an effort to win Petrobras contracts. 

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Monday
Aug082016

Andy Spalding: Why Olympism and anti-corruption are kindred movements

The Olympic Movement, and the global anti-corruption movement, each manifest a common aspiration.  Springing from the same place in the human mind, they imagine the same alternative world, and then seek to build it.

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Monday
Aug012016

Embraer reserves $200 million for possible FCPA settlement

Image courtesy of EmbraerBrazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer SA said Friday it booked a $200 million loss contingency in connection with "allegations of non-compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act."

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Thursday
Jul282016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s fourth pillar: The organized crime law

Of the four pillars (here, here, and here), Brazil’s 2013 organized crime law has thus far impacted anti-corruption enforcement to a degree that few could have imagined or dreamed.

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