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Mexico/Brazil: PEMEX to probe Odebrecht bribes

 |  February 21, 2017

Mexico’s state-run oil company PEMEX will launch an internal investigation to look into allegations, first presented by the US Department of Justice, regarding bribes paid by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to a number of high-ranking officials within the Mexican giant.

Odebrecht faces corruption charges throughout the region. In Mexico, the company is thought to have handed out up to $10 million USD to several government and PEMEX officials.

“PEMEX’s Responsibilities Unit, a sub-branch of the Ministry for Public Function, has begun an investigation to determine whether bribes were paid to executives of this Productive State Enterprise, and to sanction those who may be responsible”, announced the oil company.

Full Content: El Financiero

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