Alejandro Toledo, one of the four former Peruvian presidents to have been caught up in Latin America’s Lava Jato anti-corruption probe, was arrested in Red Woods, California on Tuesday, nearly two years after Peru first filed extradition requests.
Brazil needs to enact wide-ranging reforms in its political and judicial systems and “move beyond purely punitive initiatives” to combat corruption, Transparency International Brasil said over the weekend.
A former Brazilian politician charged in the Lava Jato investigation has admitted to accepting millions of dollars in bribes while governor of Rio de Janiero, in what could be the first sign of his cooperation with officials.
Former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff criticized Netflix for political bias and character assassination in its latest series on the infamous Lava Jato corruption investigation, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Federal judge Sergio Moro noted Monday that Brazil’s largest corruption probe codenamed Operation Car Wash is in its final stages, Reuters reported.
Brazilian authorities expanded Friday their mammoth corruption investigation, Operation Car Wash, to include at least five Greek shipping companies, a US asphalt firm and a Brazilian ex-congressman.
Peruvian prosecutors are waiting for a local judge to sign off on a second arrest warrant for ex-President Alejandro Toledo after the U.S. declined to detain him, mediareported Tuesday.
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.
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