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∑ Brazilian police probe 57 auditors linked to meatpacker BRF
∑ Brazil meatpacker BRF admits to bribing food inspectors, shares drop
Brazilian police probe 57 auditors linked to meatpacker BRF
by The Associated Press
via 660 City News (Canada) - Oct 1, 2019
SAO PAULO ó Brazilian police are investigating 57 federal auditors who allegedly received bribes from global meatpacking company BRF.
Police said Tuesday that BRF helped to identify auditors suspected of illegally acting in the companyís favour until 2017.
The company says it paid about $4.5 million in bribes to the investigated auditors, who work for Brazilís agriculture ministry in nine states.
BRF says many of them were paid to stay away from its meat processing plants.
Police say the bribes included...
Brazil meatpacker BRF admits to bribing food inspectors, shares drop
Ana Mano, Reuters
Oct 1, 2019
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA (BRFS3.SA) has admitted to bribing food inspectors with bank deposits and health benefits and is cooperating with investigators in the latest phase of a corruption probe, federal police said on Tuesday.
Police said the latest developments were part of the fourth phase of the so-called Weak Flesh investigation, regarding some 19 million reais ($4.56 million) in illegal bribes by the company. BRF did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Shares in the company fell 1.5% in early Sao Paulo trading.
Prosecutors said in a court document seen by Reuters that BRF had begun collaborating with authorities on the probe in the second half of last year. Reuters reported in September 2018 that federal prosecutors were seeking cooperation from BRF in return for more lenient penalties.
However, police said...