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Unprecedented Corruption Among Brazil"s Top Politicians Revealed In Unsealed JBS Plea Bargain

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Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 19th, 2017

CEO of Brazil"s JBS Is Arrested in New Twist of Scandal at Meatpacker

Brazilian authorities arrested Wesley Batista, acting head of JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, for allegedly using insider trading to profit from a massive plea deal signed earlier this year amid a corruption probe......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 13th, 2017

Brazil Authorities Arrest JBS CEO Wesley Batista

Brazilian authorities arrested the head of JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacker, for allegedly using insider trading to profit from a massive plea deal signed earlier this year amid a corruption probe......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 13th, 2017

Top prosecutor to use new testimony against Brazil"s Temer: Sources

The office of Brazil's Prosecutor General plans to use an entrepreneur's testimony in a new plea bargain deal to build up an investigation targeting President Michel Temer, a person with direct knowl........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineAug 23rd, 2017

As Pension Obligations Crush Brazil, a Fix Eludes Politicians

President Michel Temer’s push to rein in soaring pension costs, seen as vital to restoring Brazil’s battered economy, is imperiled after a third of his cabinet and scores of lawmakers were named in a broad corruption probe......»»

Category: topSource: wsjApr 14th, 2017

Brazil Cases Against Politicians Include Corruption, Money Laundering

Details of a request to prosecute scores of top politicians in Brazil will likely take days to be released, but they will include accusations of corruption and money laundering, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMar 16th, 2017

Brazil on Tenterhooks Over Probe List

Brazil’s political crisis lurched into higher gear Wednesday as top politicians faced the prospect of being snared in a corruption dragnet while labor groups staged nationwide protests against President Michel Temer’s economic policies......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMar 15th, 2017

Brazil"s Temer says corruption cases must not paralyze country

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer said on Tuesday that corruption accusations against politicians emerging from the Petrobras graft scandal must not paralyze the country, as his government plans measures to revive Brazil's stalled economy. .....»»

Category: topSource: yahooDec 13th, 2016

Marcelo Odebrecht Agrees to Plea Deal in Brazilian Corruption Probe

Marcelo Odebrecht, the jailed former head of Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht SA, on Thursday agreed to sign a plea-bargain agreement in connection with Brazil’s largest corruption probe ever, according to a person close to the negotiations......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjDec 1st, 2016

Brazil Lawmakers Push to Hobble Graft Probe

Brazilian lawmakers advanced legislation that would hamper the ability of prosecutors and judges to go after crooked politicians, potentially setting back the country’s fight against widespread corruption......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 30th, 2016

Brazil President Vows to Bar Politicians From Gaining Corruption Probe Immunity

Brazil President Michel Temer vowed to derail efforts by the nation’s lawmakers to try to shield themselves from prosecution in an epic graft probe that has rocked the country......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 27th, 2016

Brazil Graft Probe at Risk, Prosecutor Says

Brazilian politicians are stepping up efforts to impede the country’s biggest-ever corruption probe, say prosecutors leading the investigation, as a power struggle intensifies between the country’s legislative and judiciary branches......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 10th, 2016

Former Odebrecht CEO Close to Signing Plea Deal in Car Wash Probe

Marcelo Odebrecht, the former chief executive of Odebrecht SA, is close to signing a plea bargain with investigators in the sprawling Operation Car Wash probe into corruption at state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro, according to two people fa.....»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 26th, 2016

Odebrecht patriarch leads Brazil plea deal talks: Estado

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The eldest member of Brazil's Odebrecht family is personally spearheading negotiations between executives of his namesake engineering conglomerate and federal prosecutors for a potential plea deal in Brazil's biggest-ever corruption .....»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 8th, 2016

Odebrecht patriarch leads Brazil plea deal talks, Estado says

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The eldest member of Brazil's Odebrecht family is personally spearheading negotiations between executives of his namesake engineering conglomerate and federal prosecutors for a potential plea deal in Brazil's biggest-ever corruption .....»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 8th, 2016

Arizona ammunition dealer named as person of interest in Las Vegas mass shooting

Getty Images/David Becker Unsealed court documents reveal a new person of interest in the Las Vegas mass shooting that left 58 people dead in October last year. The person was revealed to be 55-year-old ammunition dealer Douglas Haig. Haig said he sold .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 31st, 2018

Saudi Arabia nets $106 billion from unprecedented corruption crackdown

The announcement also appeared to represent a political victory for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who launched the purge last year......»»

Category: topSource: msnbcJan 30th, 2018

Brazil"s "Lula" to Run for President Despite Losing Corruption Appeal

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Category: topSource: wsjJan 26th, 2018

Ruling Threatens Bid of Leading Contender in Brazil Election

Leftist icon Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva lost a much-awaited appeal on Wednesday to overturn a corruption conviction against him, a ruling that threatens to end his bid to run for president in an October election that polls show he would win......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 24th, 2018

Brazil Stocks Soar To All Time High After Lula Loses Corruption Sentence Appeal

Brazilian assets soared, with the Bovespa surging above 83,000 fo.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 24th, 2018

Brazil Braces for Court Ruling on Lula"s Fate

Brazil is on tenterhooks this week as it awaits an appeals court ruling that could land former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, currently in pole position for this year’s presidential election, in jail for corruption......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 22nd, 2018