11th April 2019
A Peruvian judge ordered the arrest of former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Wednesday while also authorizing a search of his properties as part of a probe into a bribery scheme linked to scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht. Kuczynski, 80, was taken from his home by police to an official medical… Read More
10th April 2019
Crimefighters in Switzerland and Brazil pledged to intensify cooperation to resolve the sprawling corruption case linked to state oil firm Petrobras in which around 700 million Swiss francs ($701 million) remain frozen in Switzerland. Switzerland has so far returned roughly 365 million Swiss francs ($365.6 million) to Brazil related to… Read More
3rd April 2019
Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was indicted on Tuesday on corruption charges brought by prosecutors who said he took part in a bribery scheme related to the Angra 3 nuclear power plant complex on the coast near Rio de Janeiro. The case is part of Operation Car Wash, Brazil’s largest… Read More
25th March 2019
AP — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer remained silent when questioned by investigators Friday, a day after he was arrested as part of the country’s sprawling Car Wash corruption probe. The probe has ensnared several top politicians and businessmen in the South American country, including former President Luiz Inacio… Read More
22nd March 2019
AP — A judge in Rio de Janeiro has issued an arrest warrant for ex-President Michel Temer, who is being investigated in several corruption cases. A spokeswoman for the Prosecutors Office in Rio de Janeiro told The Associated Press Thursday that Judge Marcelo Breitas had issued the order. Per… Read More
18th March 2019
Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that corruption cases involving illegal campaign donations should be handled by electoral courts, a move that some prosecutors warned could hurt their groundbreaking crusade against graft. Six justices on the nation’s top court cast votes in favor of sending to electoral courts all cases… Read More
6th March 2019
AP—Aiming to crack down on money laundering and bribes to overseas governments, the FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents based in Miami. The squad will focus its efforts not only on Miami but also in South America, a… Read More
28th February 2019
A former U.S.-based oil trader sought in Brazil over a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving commodities traders Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit money-laundering in the United States, court records show. The plea is part of a cooperation agreement by a key figure in… Read More
26th February 2019
Prosecutors raided locations across the Netherlands on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the alleged use of shell companies to distribute $100 million in bribes on behalf of Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht SA. Data and financial records were seized from half a dozen homes and businesses, the Dutch financial prosecutors… Read More
22nd February 2019
AP — As a showdown looms over humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro closed off his country’s border with Brazil, vowing on Thursday to block the emergency food and medicine that has rallied his opponents and which he claims is part of a U.S.-led… Read More