27th August 2019
Brazil’s Federal Police have found evidence of corruption and money laundering related to lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia, according to a police document seen by Reuters. Federal Police sent a final probe report on Maia to the Supreme Court, which is tasked with judging public officials in Brazil. The evidence… Read More
27th August 2019
A Brazilian Supreme Court justice believes jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva deserves a retrial after leaked social media conversations appeared to show the judge hearing Brazil’s largest-ever corruption case collaborated with prosecutors. Justice Gilmar Mendes said in an interview with Reuters that the so-called Car Wash investigation was… Read More
21st August 2019
The Brazilian government on Tuesday issued a decree moving the Financial Activities Control Board (Coaf), which monitors nefarious financial activity such as money laundering, into a new Financial Intelligence Unit under central bank control. The measure, published in the Official Gazette, gives power to the central bank president to appoint… Read More
12th August 2019
Five years ago, everything changed in Latin America—or so it seemed. Investigations into a money-laundering operation in Brazil beginning in 2014 revealed a massive bribery scheme involving energy and construction companies. The “Car Wash” scandal saw dozens jailed and billions of dollars in fines—and implicated politicians in Argentina, Colombia, Peru and… Read More
9th August 2019
Police in Brazil on Thursday arrested Eike Batista, the charismatic mining and oil magnate who was once the country’s richest man, on suspicion of money laundering and insider trading. Police and prosecutors said in statements that they arrested the eccentric former billionaire in Rio de Janeiro on a temporary basis. Read More
8th August 2019
Brazilian police on Tuesday carried out a major operation against the First Capital Command (PCC) gang, in the latest attempt to try to hobble the country’s most powerful and sophisticated organized crime group. Brazil’s federal police said in a statement it had executed 30 arrest warrants, with 180 officers taking… Read More
25th July 2019
The mother of Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex and a close confidant to ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto, has been arrested in Germany, Lozoya’s lawyer said on Wednesday. Lozoya and several of his family members have been accused of involvement in a wide-ranging bribery… Read More
17th July 2019
Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States under an extradition order on Tuesday, the South American country’s public prosecutor’s office said in a post on its official Twitter account. Toledo, who governed from 2001 to 2006, is a fugitive from Peruvian justice for allegedly receiving $20… Read More
11th July 2019
Prosecutors in Peru have raided the home of former first lady Nadine Heredia in a sweeping operation linked to alleged corruption connected to a massive gas pipeline constructed by the disgraced multinational Odebrecht. The Heredia home was one of 26 properties targeted by anti-corruption forces probing corruption in the construction… Read More
10th July 2019
Former French President Francois Hollande was questioned by police in France earlier this month as a witness in a Brazilian corruption investigation into a deal to buy combat jets, a source close to the politician said. Hollande’s predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy refused to be questioned as part of the same probe,… Read More