Firms pay record fine in bribery case

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Scan­dal-plagued Brazil­ian con­struc­tion gi­ant Ode­brecht and petro­chem­i­cal af­fil­i­ate Braskem have agreed to pay a record $3.5 bil­lion to set­tle a vast in­ter­na­tional bribery case, US of­fi­cials said on Wed­nes­day. The fines are to be paid to Brazil­ian, Swiss and US au­thor­i­ties, of­fi­cials said, calling it “the largestever global for­eign bribery res­o­lu­tion”. The pre­vi­ous record bribery set­tle­ment was $1.6 bil­lion for Ger­man en­gi­neer­ing group Siemens in 2008. mother of 12 and great-great­grand­mother of three. She’s Colo, the na­tion’s old­est liv­ing go­rilla, and she turned 60 on Thurs­day. Colo was the first go­rilla in the world born in a zoo and has sur­passed the usual life ex­pectancy of cap­tive go­ril­las by two decades.

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