Brazilian police have arrested a former minister and close ally of President Michel Temer, accusing him of corruption and obstruction of justice, the prosecutor’s office said Monday.
Brazilian authorities said Saturday that they have arrested South America’s most wanted “drug baron” who evaded justice for three decades by changing his name and altering his face using plastic surgery.
Brazilian authorities issued arrest warrants on Thursday for nearly 100 military police officers and about 70 traffickers and other criminals suspected of being part of a corruption scheme in an impoverished district of Rio de Janeiro, the Rio Times reported.
Prosecutors filed corruption charges Monday against Brazil’s President Michel Temer, claiming that he planned to receive a total of 38 million reals (US$ 11.5 million) in bribes from the country’s largest meat processing company.
Brazil’s police has solid evidence showing that President Michel Temer received several bribes from businesses, media reported Tuesday citing the Supreme Court.
Dominican Republic authorities said Monday they arrested a cabinet minister and several top-level officials for their connection to the widening bribery scandal involving the Brazilian company Odebrecht.
French prosecutors are investigating whether DCNS, an industrial group that specializes in naval defence and energy, paid a bribe as part of a deal to sell five submarines worth US$7.5 billion to Brazil, Reuters reported Sunday.
The most popular president in Brazilian history, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, was grilled for five hours in court Wednesday by the country’s top anti-corruption judge for his alleged role in the unfolding Petrobras scandal.
Italian authorities said Thursday they arrested a member of a ‘Ndragheta-affiliated family of drug dealers, who is wanted since 2015 and was thought to be hiding in Brazil.
Costel Comana, 53, was a Romanian millionaire about to be indicted for corrupt business deals in his native country when he hanged himself in the toilet of an Airbus just before the plane landed in Costa Rica.
Brazilian police said Wednesday they have now arrested 14 people and seized over US$ 1.5 million in stolen cash after an Hollywood action movie-style heist in Paraguay that left four people dead, 13 cars ablaze and local schools closed.
A Brooklyn federal judge on Monday ordered Brazil’s engineering giant Odebrecht to pay a US$2.6 billion fine to Brazil, Switzerland, and the U.S. after the company admitted in December to running a vast bribery operation, the BBC reported.
The jailed CEO at the center of Brazil’s Carwash corruption scandal has confirmed that his company Odebrecht paid US$ 3 million in bribes to a third Peruvian former president.
Rio de Janeiro’s former mayor Eduardo Paes is accused of accepting at least US $5 million in bribes from construction giant Odebrecht in connection with contracts for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday.
Brazil’s Supreme Court Judge ordered investigations Tuesday into 108 people, including eight cabinet ministers and dozens of MPs, suspected of involvement in the Petrobras bribery scandal.
Brazil’s top electoral courton Tuesdaybegana trialto determine whether President Michel Temeraccepted illegal donations to financehis 2014 election campaign.The outcome could remove him from office.
Trying to disprove allegations that bribed inspectors had allowed the sale and export of rotten meat, Brazilian President Michel Temer invited on Sunday ambassadors of 19 countries for a dinner at a steakhouse.
The major renovation of Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium before the 2014 World Cup was marred by millions of dollars in overbilling, local media said on Sunday.
Brazil issued an international warrant against former billionaire Eike Batista for his alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar bribes-for-contracts scheme, authorities announced Thursday.
Two Brazil-based companies have agreed to pay a record-breaking US$ 3.5 billion in fines to settle charges that they paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes as part of the South American country’s massive Petrobras scandal, the United States Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
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