8th November 2019
Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that defendants cannot be imprisoned before all their appeals are exhausted, marking a setback for graft investigations that have led to the convictions of dozens of high-ranking politicians and business leaders. The ruling, which reverses policy adopted in 2016, means that former President Luiz… Read More
28th October 2019
A task force of Brazilian public prosecutors said on Friday it is seeking to fine over a dozen people 5.3 billion reais ($1.3 billion) on accusations of fraud, money laundering and corruption involving an investment fund linked to prominent businessman Joesley Batista. Batista, the biggest shareholder in meatpacker JBS SA… Read More
25th October 2019
Swiss federal prosecutors said they had opened an investigation of private bank J. Safra Sarasin as part of a wide-ranging corruption probe surrounding Brazilian state oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) and construction firm Odebrecht. The Office of the Attorney General opened proceedings against the Basel-based bank in November 2018,… Read More
23rd October 2019
Switzerland has pressed charges against a person in a corruption probe of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) and construction firm Odebrecht, the attorney general’s office said, adding it was seeking to conclude the case quickly. Prosecutors in Bern on Tuesday said they suspect the person, acting as… Read More
15th October 2019
A Miami financial advisor who faced trial Tuesday on corruption and money-laundering charges that implicated Ecuador’s national oil company and Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has decided to plead guilty. Frank Roberto Chatburn Ripalda, who has American and Ecuadorian citizenship, admitted in a plea agreement that he used the U.S. financial… Read More
9th October 2019
Two U.S. senators called on the U.S. Treasury on Tuesday to open an investigation into the world’s largest meat processing company, Brazil’s JBS S.A. (JBSS3.SA), due to alleged ties with the Venezuelan government of leftist President Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump’s government has imposed sanctions on dozens of… Read More
4th October 2019
According to findings based on two operational stages carried out this year, funds used for the payment of bribes were transferred through Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, Caixa, Itaú, and Santander. In all, the accounts opened in the name of front companies operated… Read More
30th September 2019
Brazilian police on Friday raided the homes of Banco do Brasil (BBAS3.SA) managers suspected of involvement in a 200 million reais ($48 million) money laundering scheme, police said, the latest phase of Brazil’s massive Car Wash corruption scandal. According to the Federal Public Prosecutors office, police are investigating… Read More
24th September 2019
Western Hemisphere nations voted Monday to employ a regional treaty to impose sanctions against embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, accusing his regime of criminal activity including drug trafficking and money laundering. In a meeting convened by the Organization of American States, 16 of the 19 states party to the Inter-American… Read More
16th September 2019
A Brazilian government agency monitoring money laundering, at the heart of the recent fight against corruption, has repeatedly overreached by acting without judicial approval, the head of the country’s Supreme Court told Reuters. The Council for Financial Activities Control (COAF) has faced scrutiny since uncovering suspicious deposits in the account… Read More