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Entries in Car Wash (12)


Andy Spalding: Brazilian judiciary prevents a setback

Former Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva“Nothing changes in Brazil. All these politicians now being convicted of corruption? They’ll be back in power, you wait.” So said my atypically cynical Brazilian student, and tragically, I was starting to believe her.  

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Petrobras suspends compliance chief for conflict of interest

Brazil's scandal-plagued oil giant suspended its compliance chief while he defends himself against charges of hiring Deloitte on a no-bid contract while his daughter was talking to the firm about a job.

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Roberto P. Bauzá: A judge brings honor to Brazil

This week I had the pleasure and privilege of attending a public speech given by Judge Sergio Moro in Buenos Aires before an audience of local attorneys, businessmen, members of the judiciary and government officials.

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Andy Spalding: Brazil’s New Enforcement Leadership 

At a time when U.S. leadership in the world is no longer a surety, we should be comforted to find another western hemisphere country proudly taking the lead.

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Martin Kenney: Mossack Fonseca arrests reignite Panama Papers scandal

It comes as no surprise that the authorities appear to have caught up with Mossack Fonseca’s founders, Jürgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, who were arrested last month in Panama City and the firm’s offices raided.

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Petrobras settles U.S. civil claims for graft losses

Brazil's Petrobras has approved settlements with four U.S. investors related to an ongoing corruption investigation. 

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Mossack Fonseca founders arrested after Panama raid

The two principal partners of the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal were arrested for their alleged connection to Brazil's Car Wash investigation, according to reports.

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Andy Spalding: Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Revolution Continues

Brazil’s Supreme Court has authorized a federal investigation into Brazilian President Michel Temer’s role in the sprawling corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. If Temer’s presidency does not survive the investigation -- and I’m betting it won’t -- it will be another chapter in what may be the most dramatic anti-corruption enforcement story this world has ever seen.

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Brazil charges Lula as Petrobras graft ‘boss’

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged Wednesday with spearheading a corruption and kickback scheme tied to Petrobras contracts.

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Andy Spalding on Brazil’s fourth pillar: The organized crime law

Of the four pillars (here, here, and here), Brazil’s 2013 organized crime law has thus far impacted anti-corruption enforcement to a degree that few could have imagined or dreamed.

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Corruption scandal engulfs Brazil leaders, government on brink of collapse

More than three million protesters poured into the streets across Brazil this weekend, demanding the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff. Meanwhile, her Workers' Party coalition partner said it may join opposition forces in a month to topple her government.

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Resource Alert: From Car Wash to Fox Hunt -- A Strange Brew 

Image courtesy of Hughes HubbardHughes Hubbard, a long-time sponsor of the FCPA Blog, has published once again a new version of its FCPA/Anti-Bribery Alert, an invaluable resource for compliance professionals. The 508-page Alert is available here.

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