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.
Spanish authorities said Tuesday they had captured the “financial mastermind” behind a massive corruption scandal at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras that sparked mass protests and high-level criminal charges in the Latin American country.
The third cabinet minister to step down under the administration of interim President Michel Temer had a secret Swiss bank account, according to evidence presented by Attorney General Rodrigo Janot to Brazil’s Supreme Court.
In another blow to the government of Interim President Michel Temer, Attorney General Rodrigo Janot called for the arrest of several senior politicians on allegations that they obstructed corruption probes. Meanwhile, authorities yesterday raided the headquarters of the consortium in charge of constructing a sports complex for the Olympics following allegations of fraud relating to construction waste disposal.
The government of Interim President Michel Temer was rocked again after a minister was forced to resign over a secretly recorded conversation, the Guardian reported.
Once a chief of staff for former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula), Jose Dirceu was sentenced to 23 years in prison as part of the corruption scandal surrounding the oil company Petrobras, international media reported.
The Brazilian Senate is set to decide on Wednesday if President Dilma Rousseff should go on trial after an earlier call to halt action against her was reversed, the Financial Times (FT) wrote.
A former senator was arrested by Brazilian police on Tuesday for allegedly taking bribes in connection with the corruption investigation into the state-owned oil company Petrobras, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said.
Brazilian authorities have charged Joseph Safra and five others with corruption in an alleged scheme to bribe government officials in exchange for favorable tax decisions, a news release by federal prosecutors said Thursday.
A Supreme Court justice has blocked the appointment of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, to a cabinet position, leaving him open to face corruption charges in a lower court, the Guardian said.
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